Wednesday 10 August 2011

Just the ticket for a daily dose

I came across this item at an antiques fair in Ewell in Surrey. I would guess it was Victorian or Edwardian, and has two scales etched or scratched up the side, one for teaspoons and one for tablespoons. Medicine glasses like this might have been carried by doctors or nurses or used at home. Some examples also come with a separate glass “minim measure”—a minim was a unit used by apothecaries and equated to the amount of water in a single drop—with its own compartment in the case.

I rather thought it might be handy for getting measurements just right when making cocktails…

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