Open-and-shut mould, c 1850.
2 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

Open-and-shut mould, c 1850.

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This iron open-and-shut mould could shape clear glas bottles while they were still malleable. It was used to mould bottles or apothecaries' phials, which were used to dispense medicines.

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