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Waring Historical Library Artifact Collection

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Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle 3.5x6.5x6.5. 1.5x8.25x1.25.Drug Compounding:Mortar and pestle."Large wedgewood mortar and pestle. with a wooden handled pestle. Eighteenth century pharmacists changed from using brass mortar and pestles in the compounding of medications because the containers produced tiny flakes of metal in the prescriptions. Josiah Wedgwood produced his mortar in 1779. Wedgwood mortars and wooden pestles became very popular."
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Pill Tile
Pill Tile 0.25x10x8.Drug Compounding:Pill tile.Ceramic tile with black measurement markings along the side.
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Prescription Counter
Prescription Counter 83 x 74 x 26". Interior Design and Furnishings:Counter. Large wooden counter used during the process of filling prescriptions, complete with shelves, drawers, and work space all displaying pharmacy equipment. Hanging from the top portion are stacks of old paper prescriptions.
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Show Globe
Show Globe 30 x 12 x 12". Interior Design and Furnishings:Show globe. Metal chain holding a clear glass vessel with glass stopper and filled with yellow liquid. Originating in England in the late 1500's, the show globe was used as a symbol of the Apothecary's Shop. It was later used as an advertisement of the American Pharmacy.
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Pill Tile
Pill Tile 0.25 x 10 x 8 inches. Clear glass with a green tint and measurement etchings along the side.
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Mallet
Mallet 3.5x19x4. Wood.
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Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle 5 x 9.75 x 9.75, 2 x 8 x 2. Stoneware mortar with wood and stone pestle.
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Pill Tile
Pill Tile .5 x 7.125 x 7.125, 0.25 x 6 x 0.25. Porcelain tile with wood and metal instrument.
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Pill Roller
Pill Roller 3"x11.5"x11" Brass, wood.
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Pocket Hand Scales
Pocket Hand Scales 1x5.5x2.5. Green metal case with red interior, brass balance with brown thread weights.
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Pocket Hand Scales
Pocket Hand Scales 0.75 x 6 x 3.25. Brass and Bakelite scale with red thread housed in half of a case with velvet lining, six weights included.
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Pharmaceutical Scales
Pharmaceutical Scales 2 x 4.25 x 2.25, 6 x 7 x 2.5. Green metal balance with with a set of weights and tweezers housed in a wood box.
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Pocket Hand Scales
Pocket Hand Scales 1.25 x 6.5 x 3.25. Brass scale with green thread and three weights housed in velvet lined wood case with paper notes attached.
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Scales
Scales 1.25 x 7.75 x 3.5. Two metal balances with green and beige thread housed in wood box with green lining and three weights.
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Pharmacy Counter Balance Scales
Pharmacy Counter Balance Scales 8.75x19x8, 3.5x8x4. Oak wood balance with white marble slab and metal pans, 9 brass weights housed in wood case.
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Pharmacy Counter Balance Scales
Pharmacy Counter Balance Scales 7.5 x 15 x 6.5. Wood balance with metal pans and glass lid.
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Pharmaceutical Scales
Pharmaceutical Scales 8 x 10.25 x 4. Black metal balance with 5 brass weights and sliding scale.
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Pocket Hand Scales
Pocket Hand Scales 1.25 x 6 x 3. Brass scale with green thread and six weights housed in velvet lined case.
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Capsule Filler
Capsule Filler 6.125"x 14.5"x 4.5" Drug Compounding. Copper box with slots for capsules, one metal instrument to push down capsules, and two metal filling attachments.
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Pill Coater
Pill Coater 4 x 2.25 x 2.25. Footed oval shaped wooden object.