Monday, 10 August 2009

Chemistry

Forget the green cross that indicates a chemist or pharmacy, this is how it was done in the past. This pestle and mortar on Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Street, show you where to find The Spa Pharmacy. The chemist was established in 1838 so I presume that this must be quite an old symbol. I don't think I've ever seen one like this before, how about you?
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10 comments:

Saretta said...

I've never seen a sign like that before! Though I do have my very own mortar and pestle!

Jim K said...

I have seen the symbol like that in print, but I have never seen the actual thing before.

Hilda said...

Never seen one before, but I like it! Definitely more stylish.

Mo said...

No but I'll be keeping an eye out for them from now on

magiceye said...

magnificent!

Lori said...

It's interesting what you find there in Cheltenham when you look up! I've never seen anything like that before but it makes sense for a chemist.

Ming the Merciless said...

I haven't seen a mortar & pestle signage in a long time. Like the rotating red & white barber sign, these are rare indeed.

Ken Mac said...

totally unique and grand

JM said...

This is fantastic, Marley! I've never seen it before.

Tash said...

I absolutely love this photo. The mortar & pestle(sp?) is quite nice & unusual.

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