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Measuring Flask - Conical, Glass, 16 fl oz, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850199

Summary:
Used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1848-1950.

Used to measure volume. 1 fl oz (imperial) is approximately 28 ml.
Description:
Clear glass measuring flask of a trumpet-shape, set on a circular base. Pouring lip on rim. Gradations
Statement Of Significance:
Example of glassware used in Victorian mental health hospital pharmacies circa 1900
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.70 cm (Height), 5.70 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: glassware, hospitals, psychiatric services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceutical equipment
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950
Date Used: circa 1900

Comments

Maree Brennan Posted on 07 Nov 2013 12:42 PM
I just purchased 8 of these in an op shop in country Victoria. I wonder if I have found op shop gold?! They are beautiful and I can't wait to display them :)

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