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Rare Early English Apothecary Medical Cabinet Circa: A most unusual find is this early Apothecary Medical Cabinet (possibly a military campaign box)

Rare Russian medical chest with sealed bottles

Medicine Chest Place of creation: Russia Date: Late century Material: bone, wood, brass and foil Technique: carved and engraved Dimension: cm

Historical note:  In the early part of the 1800's, there were no drug stores and a household would typically have to administer medications which were available to the servants or other members of the family.  The mahogany case above would be typical of one used in a household of obviously well-to-do people.  In the colonies, these medical cases were used on the "plantations" and contained all sorts of plant extracts and chemicals of dubious use.

This page of Medical Antiques shows a variety of antique apothecary cabinets and drug kits.

Optometrist Lenses - These lenses were used by optometrists to determine the correct tint for someone's prescription glasses.    You'll find, in a neat little retro box, 3 Calobar lenses marked (1) Calobar B (2) Calobar O (3) Calobar D

Optometrist Lenses - These lenses were used by optometrists to determine the correct tint for someone's prescription glasses. You'll find, in a neat little retro box, 3 Calobar lenses marked Calobar B Calobar O Calobar D

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