An unusual and high quality brass pill press from just after the the turn of the century engraved “Patent Richard Simon Nottingham” and numbered 251 on both the handle and the head.
An intricate mechanism with a hinged lid allows the pills to be pressed into a template. The pill “dough” would then be cut by means of the attached rotating knife and then removed on an early bakelite perforated plate. The hinges and plates remain in excellent condition and the piece is in perfect working order.
- From the Phisick collection