Medicine measure for one teaspoonful, England, 1877-1920

Made:
1877-1920 in England
Medicine measure for one teaspoonful, England, 1877-1920 (medicine measure)

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Earthenware measure, glazed, introduced by W. Proctor and Son in 1877, English

W Proctor and Son, chemists, introduced this type of medicine measure (in the foreground on the right) equivalent to one teaspoonful in 1877. Household cutlery varied widely in shape and size so it was better to use a device like this to measure medicine. The four measures (all invented by Proctor and Son) could have been found in medicine chests of the day. It is shown here with similar medicine measures (A608448, A626204, A626208, A626210).

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A626209
Materials:
earthenware (glazed)
Measurements:
overall: 31 mm x 32 mm, 0.024 kg
type:
medicine measure