What Is It? May 2017


We had several correct guesses for our May’s What Is It. Yes, 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.


Our winners are: Dottie Unruh of Lakewood, Colorado (Dottie tells us “My father was a pharmacist and used these a lot in compounding prescriptions. Love your paper!”; Christine Green of Westminster, Colorado; Jacque Rutledge of Tyler Hill, Pennsylvania; Terry Cook, Fort Morgan, Colorado; and Dennis Thode (retired clinical pharmacist) of Broomfield, Colorado (Dennis shares with us that “the size was from one ounce and up to 2 liters. The smaller ones were fairly expensive, as I remember from breaking one in my early career. I have collected a few for my personal collection.”)


Thank you for all of your contributions and kind words. And, congratulations. You have all won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

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