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- A Manufacturer Philadelphia, United States
Cork Press - Enterprise Manufacturing Company, circa 1887 Reg. No: SH 850487
- Cork Press - Enterprise Manufacturing Company, circa 1887. Made by Enterprise Manufacturing Company Patent no.2 (1867/08/07). Used to mould corks so they could fit pharmaceutical bottles. Used in the pharmacy of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, Australia
- 12cm diameter vertical wheel with ridges on outside, set slightly off-centre with semi-circular frame with ridges on inside. At closest point corrugated surfaces are 1cm apart, at furthest 3.5cm. Frame has straight sides and is screwed to oblong wooden base. Vertical triangular shaft (concave) from bottom of frame supports wheel and shields cork from shooting outside while being rolled. Wheel has long slightly bent handle sticking outside, resting on top of frame. Painted black with yellow and gold trim.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||17.00 cm (Height), 7.50 cm (Width), 31.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, pharmacy equipment, pharmaceuticals, 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 - Pharmacy|
|Inscriptions:||ENTERPRISE MFG CO/PHILA engraved on handle. PAT AUG 7 NO 2 1867 engraved on side of frame.|
|Manufacturer:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, circa 1887|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, 1887 or later|