Gutta Percha tube for Opium tablets

Made:
1900-1910 in London
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

Gutta percha tube for 1/2 gr. compressed Tabloid brand opium tablets, empty with possible traces remaining. 80 mm x 15 mm diameter. Interior of the tube is lined with wax paper and contains a small amount of cotton, possibly obscuring traces of opium. Made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English, 1900-1910.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A700020 Pt23
Materials:
cotton, gutta-percha, opium, trace and wax paper
type:
tube
credit:
Wellcome Trust