Adjustable packet folder made by S. Maw, Son and Sons Ltd

Made:
1850-1900 in England
maker:
S Maw Son & Sons Limited
Adjustable saw buck' folding packet folder, brass, by S. Maw, Son and Sons Ltd., England,  1850-1900'

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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.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
1988-1002
type:
packet folders and pharmacy (preparation) packet folders and pharmacy (preparation)
credit:
St. Peter's Convent