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Silvia M. Ferretti, D.O. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

Object Record

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Title Cork Borer
Object Name Tool, Pharmaceutical
Credit line Silvia M. Ferretti, D.O Medical Museum
Year Range from 1800
Description A cork borer, often used in a chemistry or biology laboratory, is a metal tool for cutting a hole in a cork or rubber stopper to insert glass tubing.[1] Cork borers usually come in a set of nested sizes along with a solid pin for pushing the removed cork (or rubber) out of the borer. The individual borer is a hollow tube, tapered at the edge, generally with some kind of handle at the other end.
Search Terms Apothecary
Subjects Pharmaceutical industry
Collection Medicine
Accession number Pharma. 5