Gutta percha tube of Aromatic Chalk Powder with Opium tablets

Made:
1900-1910 in London
maker:
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

Black gutta percha tube for 5 gr. Tabloid brand Aromatic Chalk Powder with Opium tablets, with possible traces remaining. 89 mm x 19 mm diameter. Interior of the tube is lined with wax paper and contains a small amount of cotton, possibly obscuring traces of opium or remaining tablets. Made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., English, 1900-1910.

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Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A700020 Pt32
Materials:
cotton, gutta-percha, opium, trace, wax paper
type:
tube
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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