"A judicious and discerning public have long experienced and repeatedly acknowledged the inestimable advantage derived from a portable dispensary..." -A Companion to the Medicine Chest, London 1824
Raw medicinal plant materials were widely available.
Show Globes were an iconic symbol of pharmacy in the 19th century.
Counter jars were widely used in 19th century and early 20th century pharmacies and confectionary stores and are often adorned with embossing or advertising.
Mortars and pestles were the first tools used for compounding drugs and were made from a variety of materials.
Typically closed by a ground glass or cork stopper, shelf bottles were a regular fixture in the dispensing area of the pharmacy.
A process for extracting drugs from raw materials in much the same way as a French cold press coffee pot.