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Pill rolling machine

Object Number: 
1948.400ab
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 1 1/2 × 14 1/4 in. (3.8 × 36.2 cm) Overall (b): 2 in. × 13 1/8 in. × 6 3/8 in. (5.1 × 33.3 × 16.2 cm
Description: 
Pill rolling machine consisting of (a) rectangular "roller" with two handles and (b) sloping rectangular base with brass plate with quarter inch grooves and trough at one end; (a) also has grooved plate and is designed to glide over length of base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Henry F. DuPont
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group