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Scarce 19thC Pharmacy Powder Folder S. Maw London
The powder folder device was used by early pharmacists to fold powders into a size that would fit neatly and uniformly in the dispensing box.

This scarcely-found, tool-of-the-trade is made of brass and is identified as a 'sawbuck' style in trade catalogs. The piece is stamped 'S. Maw Son & Thompson - LONDON - 11 & 12 Aldersgate St.'.

Measuring a tad under 4 inches high at full height, the folder is about 2.5 inches wide and sports an adjustable ratchet on one side to accommodate different size papers. The condition is very good with patina commensurate of a used pharmacy antiquity. Dates to the late 19th century.



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