Silver box engraved with a triangular pattern, Birmingh

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Silver pill box engraved with a triangular pattern, Birmingh. Boxes like these could be used to store pills, cachous (breath fresheners made from cashew nuts and liquorice), and maybe even patches – such as the small black felt or silk shapes to cover blemishes on the skin, which were often the result of smallpox. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: j6tnvmt4.

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