Can you guess what these two pieces of a machine was used to manufacture?

//Can you guess what these two pieces of a machine was used to manufacture?
Can you guess what these two pieces of a machine was used to manufacture?2020-05-18T16:24:13+01:00

This is a Victorian era pill making machine. These two pieces clicked together for the production of pharmaceutical tablets. It is made from wood and brass and dates from the second half of the 19th century. The pill ‘mass’, which was bound with syrup to give it a paste-like texture, was made in a mortar. It was then rolled on the flat part of the machine into the correct length and placed on the grooved plate where it was cut and divided by pressing down and sliding the top section back and forth.


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