Enema-syringe

Enema syringe - coiled cobra-like ready to strike!

Shaving-stick

Shaving stick - before we had gels, and foams etc. etc.

Tooth-pick

Tooth pick? - given to me by two dear friends on my 60th. birthday. Not sure what it is, possibly given as a freebie by a company rep.

eye-ointment

Eye ointment pedestals - eye ointment was placed in these shallow dishes which were held on the infected eye.

pill-boxes

Pill boxes - prior to the use of glass bottles; cardboard boxes or even ones turned in wood (right) were used.

breast-reliever

Breast reliever - basic design much the same as today’s models.

Senna-pot

Senna pot - a good example ploughed up in a Lincolnshire field.

Brass

Brass plate - any ideas what this might be? Possibly part of an ink stamp. Suggestions please!

Teat-bottle

Baby’s bottle - if you were born in the forties then you would have met this one.

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Baby’s bottle 2 - a good specimen etched with the company name.

Minim-measure

Minim measure - used for measuring very small quantities of liquid - a minim was a drop.

Powder-trestle

Powder trestle - when powders were wrapped this was used to ensure they were all folded to the same length.

Inhaler

Inhaler - hot water and an aromatic substance placed in container and vapour inhaled through mouthpiece.

Measure

Measure - common sight in a pharmacy. Available in a range of sizes.

Bottles

Bottles - part of my collection of bottles.

Moulds

Moulds - suppositories left, bougies right. The latter were for inserting up narrow orifices (you work it out!)

Infuser

Infuser -used like a tea pot. Dried herbs etc. placed on grid in top and hot water added to prepare an infusion.

Pill-mortar

Pill mortar - used to prepare a “mass”the consistency of plasticine for use in the next object.

Pill-machine

Pill machine - used to cut the pill mass into equal dose sized portions.

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Bottles - traditional L.U.G. (label under glass) chemist’s bottles.

Leech-jar

Leech jar - copy of an original held in the H.Q. of R.Ph.S.G.B. Presented to me on my retirement by work colleagues

Aloes-jar

Drug jar - very attractive jar made from porcelain with an inner liner.

Stopper

Stopper top - sat on top of a cork stopper. From about 1900.

Fynnons

Fynnon Salts - who remembers these? About 6p in new money!

Atomiser

Atomiser - for producing a fine spray and used in nose and throat before the days of pressurised containers

First-Aid

First Aid - pocket/handbag sized first aid kit.

First-Aid-2

First Aid 2 - Emergoplast!! What a dreadful name!

Tins-1

Tins 1 - a selection of Boots throat/chest remedies.

Tins-2

Tins 2 - more of the same.

Mortar-Pestle

Mortar & Pestle - everyone’s mental image of a pharmacy. Made from Wedgewood.

Ear-syringe

Ear syringe - every human orifice now catered for!

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“Cork Crusher” - not for crushing the fingers of shoplifters (tempting thought). Used to crush a cork to the correct size.

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Mortar & Pestle 2 - this one made out of brass.

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Ointment Pot - Burgess’ Lion Ointment in a turned wooden container.

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Mortar & Pestle 3 - another brass specimen.