When the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary closed in 1933, thousands of metal boxes and wooden drawers full of herbs and pharmaceuticals manufactured over decades were left behind.
The Friends of the American Pharmaceutical Society bought most of these items at the auction in order to preserve them as part of the Apothecary Museum. Here's a list of some of the items once sold at the Apothecary that have been maintained over the decades by the predecessors to the Mortal & Pestle Society:
The Manufacturing Room is full of hundreds of small wooden drawers, large tin boxes, and some rather interesting 19th Century machinery.
Can you guess what the device with the big wheel did in a 19th century apothecary?
A. Pill roller
B. Early mimeograph machine
C. Adding machine
D. Herb grinder
Can you match the contents of Manufacturing Rooms drawers to the pictures on the right?