Adjustable "saw buck" folding packet folder, brass, by S. Maw, Son and Sons Ltd., England, 1850-1900
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, pharmacists used packet folders to help neatly fold packets to hold powdered medicine. The powdered medicine would have been prepared in advance and then customers would have been given packets containing a measured dose of medication. At this time, the bulk of a pharmacist’s work was to prepare medication for customers on site. They took a lot of pride in how their product was presented to customers and this is reflected in using a packet folder to ensure that customers are given a neat and uniform product.
This packet folder is adjustable to allow a range of different sizes to be made using the same equipment.