What Is It? August 2020

  We had two correct guesses for our August What Is It. Dennis Thode of Broomfield, Colorado says, “The vessels displayed are pharmaceutical graduates-conical used by “druggists” for measuring liquids.” Terry Cook of Fort Morgan, Colorado says, “I am thinking the glass resembles chemistry beakers. But the pic is so shaded it is hard to see if the glass is marked.”

   You are both right! These are pharmacist measurers. Tapered glass graduates with calibrations in ounces and drams are easy to find. They are still made, but most modern ones have metric markings in addition to the apothecary measures. These are from about 1875.
   Congratulations, Dennis and Terry, you have won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector. Thank you for guessing!

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