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Tablet making machine, London, England, 1901-1920

This hand operated metal machine was used to make a large number of tablets quickly and easily. It could also ensure that each tablet had the same dosage. The preparation, usually powder based, was added to the mould and compressed. The machine was probably used by a pharmacist to make up medications. Previously pills were made by rolling out a soft mass into a long, thin roll before cutting it into pills.

Object number:

1981-1691

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Glossary: tablet making machine

A machine for pressing and forming tablets.