Brass pill press
High quality and unusual brass pill press engraved "Patent Richard Simon Nottingham" and numbered 251 on both the handle and the head. An intricate mechanism with a hinged lid allows the pills to be pressed into a template. The pill "dough" would then be cut by means of the attached rotating knife and then removed on an early bakelite perforated plate.
McGuire Medical Instruments Collection
Health Sciences Library
State University of New York at Buffalo
Early 20th cent.
Phisick Medical Antiques
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“Brass pill press,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed July 17, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/16888.