A treen pill container which also dispenses pills. The top of the container unscrews to empty or fill the pill pot. The central bone rod is spring mounted.
In its resting state there is a mid shaft semispherical defect which is filled by a single pill. When pushed with the thumb the rod descends below the bottom of the container and releases one pill at a time. When released the bone rod returns to its original state and is another pill fills the empty space and is dispensed at the next push. Early to mid 20th century.
- From the Phisick collection