993.245.1: Apothecary Traveling Box, 1870-1894

Additional Images

993.245.1: Apothecary Traveling Box.
Image No. 731 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Mahogany chest with brass plate on top, brass lock plate, key plate, hinges and draw handle. The chest and draw are lined with blue velvet. The chest is divided into compartments to hold 16 squared ground glass-stoppered narrow mouth bottles, 4 different sizes [all empty]. The draw is divided into 4 compartments. Manufacturers label adhering to inner lid surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.245.1
Collection: Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Date: 1870-1894

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 20.5 cm
  • Width: 17.5 cm
  • Depth: 17 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged mahogany chest with lock mechanism
  • b) Mahogany draw with handle and purple lining
  • c) Draw catch pin
  • d) Key
  • e) Stoppered bottle
  • f) Stoppered bottle
  • g) Stoppered bottle
  • h) Stoppered bottle
  • i) Stoppered bottle
  • j) Stoppered bottle
  • k) Stoppered bottle
  • l) Stoppered bottle
  • m) Stoppered bottle
  • n) Stoppered bottle
  • o) Stoppered bottle
  • p) Stoppered bottle
  • q) Stoppered bottle
  • r) Stoppered bottle
  • s) Stoppered bottle
  • t) Stoppered bottle

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • glass,
  • iron,
  • leather,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Corbyn, Stacey & Co.