Story: Medicines and remedies

Manufacturing pills, 1940s

Manufacturing pills, 1940s

These women are working in the Wellington plant of nutritional supplements company Nicholas Products, probably in the 1940s. The machines at left are churning out hundreds of pills which are being poured into large wooden boxes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gordon H. Burt Collection (PA-Group-00743)
Reference: 1/1-015549
Photograph by Gordon Burt

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Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, 'Medicines and remedies - Prescription medicines, 1940s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28229/manufacturing-pills-1940s (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 May 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020