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 Type

Chemist equipment

Object number

1188

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Apothecary
chemists
cork
medicinal

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