Tablet making machine, London, England, 1901-1920

Made:
1901-1920 in London

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Tablet making machine, iron, by J. W. Pinar and Co., London, 1901-1920

This hand operated metal machine was used to make a large number of tablets quickly and easily. It could also ensure that each tablet had the same dosage. The preparation, usually powder based, was added to the mould and compressed. The machine was probably used by a pharmacist to make up medications. Previously pills were made by rolling out a soft mass into a long, thin roll before cutting it into pills.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1981-1691
Materials:
cardboard, complete, iron, nickel plated, paper (fibre product), steel
Measurements:
overall (main part): 286 mm x 300 mm x 305 mm, 8.666 kg
overall (turning implement): 17 mm x 90 mm x 60 mm, 0.1 kg
overall (metal part with shorter protrusion): 45 mm x 40 mm, 0.322 kg
overall (metal part with longer protrusion): 68 mm x 40 mm, 0.308 kg
overall (small circular box): 22 mm x 52 mm, 0.008 kg
overall (large circular box): 31 mm x 72 mm, 0.014 kg
overall (medium circular box): 23 mm x 59 mm, 0.01 kg
overall (largest round metal piece from object): 45 mm x 77 mm, 0.928 kg
type:
tablet making machine

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