A superb Victorian pill roller made from brass and mahogany in excellent original condition. The brass has been lightly cleaned. The handle slides perfectly over its rail and the roller is fully functional. Made by S. Maw and Son and Thomson, established makers of quality medical equipment.
Dr Williams’ ‘Pink Pills’, London, England, 1850-1920: Dr William’s ‘Pink Pills’ were advertised as an iron rich tonic for the blood and nerves to treat anaemia, clinical depression, poor appetite and lack of energy. The tablets were originally advertised as “Pink Pills for Pale People”. Users of the product claimed the pills could even cure paralysis.