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Object ID 003860

Object Name Pill Dispenser

Object Desc Blue metal base with silver connecting piece holding a blue bottle upside down.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003867

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date 1930

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords pharmacy,pill dispenser,medical,Emerson Drug Co.,

Title Pill Dispenser

Description Blue metal base with silver arm, which holds blue glass bottle upside down. Under bottle is a turning mechanism that transfers pills from the bottle to another container. On the side of the arm it reads "Pat. No. 1,772,377". The bottle reads "Bromo-Seltzer Emerson Drug Co. Baltimore MD". Underneath the base it reads "The Emerson Drug Co. of Baltimore City Maryland".


Approx Collection Date

Height 15.25

Length 5.75

Width 4.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Emerson Drug Company

Maker Details Baltimore MD

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3867



Date NOV 8,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes Base of dispenser has paint worn away.


Date NOV 8,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date NOV 8,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 9, Shelf 22 - automatic entry by admin