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Pill Tile - Ceramic, Resurgam, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850489

Ceramic pill tile circa 1900, used in the pharmacy for mixing medications in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia
White ceramic tile, marked with a scale and for use in conjunction with the pelvimeter, item 256.1. The square, glazed tile has the scale 0 - 24 (155cm long) printed on the face of it. There is a trademark, "Resurgam", below a phoenix, both in black, printed on the top of the tile.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.50 cm (Height), 1.50 cm (Width), 24.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych 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 - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Figures 0 6 12 18 24 plus RESURGAM with 'phoenix' above printed in black on face of tile. Resurgam means 'I will rise again'
Manufacturer: Resurgam, circa 1900
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: Down Bros. and Mayer & Phelps Ltd. Surgical instruments appliances and hospital equipment. Vol.2 London.1955.

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