Veterinary medicine chest

Made:
c.1860 in England
maker:
Unknown

Veterinary medicine chest, oak, with main storage compartment in three sections and a drawer, formerly the property of the Hawkins family, Staunton Court, nr. Gloucester, with various contents of the medicine chest including instruments, glassware, ointment jars, paper packets of medicine, and other medical preparations. The top drawer of the chest contains glass medicine bottles, mostly with glass stoppers. Some of the bottles are empty, although some still contain medical preparations. Other substances present in the glassware include antimony, digitalis, tobacco, ipecacuanha powder, ammonium hydrochloride, strychnine (in a green glass poison bottle), and calomel (mercury chloride). The removable bottom shelf contains metal ointment pots, and various medicines in paper packets, including aresnic. Unknown maker, English, c. 1870.

Details

Category:
Veterinary Medicine
Object Number:
1988-988
Materials:
ammonium hydrochloride, antimony, aresnic, brass (copper, zinc alloy), calomel, chamois, complete, digitalis, glass, ipecacuanha, oak, oak (wood) and strychnine
type:
medicine chest
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture
  • chest