A medicine glass and minim measure in their original box. Medicine glasses and minim measures were standard pieces of equipment for decades (1870-1930). They were used for accurately measuring out liquid medicines. A minim was a measurement used by apothecaries, equivalent to one drop of water. Two scales, in teaspoons and tablespoons, are written on to the side of the medicine glass, which was used to measure out larger quantities of medicines. These measures were often carried by doctors or formed part of a nurse’s kit when carrying out home visits.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: Boxed Weight 100gm, Length 5.8cm Width 5.8cm, Height 6.5cm
Glass Measure Length 5.7cm, Width 5.7cm Height 6cm
Minim Measure Length Length 1cm, Width 1cm Height 5cm