Pill maker and counter; S Maw. Son & Sons; 1918 - 20; CR2005.179


Pill maker and counter

About this object

Pill maker and counter. Two pieces with wooden with brass fittings. One piece fits over the other and slides or rolls the string of pill paste placed on to the base into individual pills. ex R J Cox's Pharmacy.


S Maw. Son & Sons

Maker Role


Date Made

1918 - 20

Place Made

United Kingdom, England, London

Place Notes

Made in Aldergate London by derivatives of the "Maw" family, who were medical instrument manufactures and had operated on the sight since 1828.

Medium and Materials


Inscription and Marks

A brass rule attached to the base is marked into individual sections and numbered 6, 12, 18, 24 along its length. "5 GRAINS" "S MAW. SON & SONS. LONDON. ENGLAND"


a. H 40mm x L 495mm x W 70mm
b. H 26mm x L 334mm x W250mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Medical & health

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Health & medical equipment

Object number


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