Suppository Mold


Patent model for Henry Renno Heyl, “Improvement in Apparatus for Molding Suppositories,” U.S. Patent 214,775 (April 29, 1879), assigned to Henry C. Archibald. Henry Renno Heyl (1842-1919) was a Philadelphia inventor who, according to some accounts, was the world’s first motion picture exhibitor. Henry C. Archibald (1842-1908) was a Philadelphia physician.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-04380Accession Number: 89797Catalog Number: M-04380Patent Number: 214,775

Object Name: suppository mold, patent modelsuppository moldpatent model

Measurements: overall, as stored: 1 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 13.335 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_1445222

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