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Pill roller consisting of an inclined base and a two-handled paddle. Wooden with brass hardware, including a brass plate with semi-circular channels both towards the bottom of the base and on one face of the paddle. The medicine, while still a putty-like consistency, is rolled between the flat side of the paddle and the upper part of the base into a rope of uniform diameter. The paddle is flipped over and the rope is forced perpendicularly between the channels of the two brass plates, creating identically-sized pills that are then air dried. This roller has a capacity of twenty-five pills and bears a Diamond-M or Diamond-W maker's mark on the back of the paddle.

Date: between 1850 and 1930

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Item Number: 318743
KSHS Identifier: 1956.46.1

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