Historical information

Brass apparatus used for medicines, probably even patent medicines, concocted in the chemist's shop.

Physical description

The brass paper folder, when extended, sits in an "X" shaped position; the two 'sides' are held together with two central screws, one on each side. One of the legs is serrated to allow a support to sit on it, propping up the apparatus into an upright and open position. This item was used to fold paper for medicinal powder.