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Pharmacist's Pestle - Glass, circa 1860 Object Reg. No: SH 850516

Summary:
Glass pestle circa 1860 used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia
Description:
Large, solid glass, pharmacist's pestle which has a cylindrical handle, rounded then chopped off straight at top and tapering slightly at bottom, before swelling into grinding head, shaped like a flattened ball. Inside there is a minute, algae-like leaf on trailing stem and two swirling grey shapes, as well as a few bubbles in the glass.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: 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: equipment
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1860

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