Fla. pharmacist putting his mortar and pestles up for sale

July 24, 2008

The collectibles date from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Here's an item that may be of interest to pharmacy history buffs. Retired Boynton Beach, Fla., pharmacist and collector Julius Brodsky is selling 37 brass mortar and pestles that he has collected during his trips abroad. Dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, the mortar and pestles range in height from above three inches to seven inches high. Brodsky said that many of these collectibles have been preserved by dipping them in acid and then spraying them with clear acrylic. For information on prices, Brodsky can be reached at jmbrodsky@bellsouth.net.

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