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Cork press; 1800s; 1188

Cork press, 1800s, 1188
Name/Title
Cork press
About this object
A cork, softened by soaking in liquid, was compacted in the press until it fitted the bottle. As it dried out in the bottle, the cork expanded, sealing in the medication.
Date Made
1800s
Medium and Materials
metal
Collection
Apothecary Collection
Object number
1188

Tags

Apothecary
chemists
cork
medicinal


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