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Medicine measure for one tablepsoonful, England, 1877-1920

Science Museum, London


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W Proctor and Son, chemists, introduced this type of medicine measure (in the background on the left) equivalent to one tablespoon in 1877. Household cutlery varied widely in shape and size so it was better to use a device like this to measure medicine. The four measures (all invented by Proctor and Son) could have been found in medicine chests of the day. It is shown here with similar medicine measures (A608448, A626204, A626209, A626210). maker: Unknown maker Place made: England, United Kingdom


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Medicine measure for one tablepsoonful, England, 1877-1920. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

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