Thursday, May 15, 2014

Three-Piece Suppository Mold


This is an interesting heavy brass suppository-making mold from the Civil War Period. The three precision-aligned sections are held tightly-together by a pair of thumb-screws at each end. Civil War doctors often made their own medicated preparations. Today, this task is left to Pharmacists and more-often manufacturing facilities at Drug Companies where uniformity of components is better-assured under quality-control conditions.

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