Konseal Apparatus

Description:

Stanislaus Limousin (1831-1887), a pharmacist in Paris, devised a way of encapsulating medicines in water soluble capsules (which he called “cachets”) in the early 1870s. Karl Morstadt, in Prague, introduced a cachet closing apparatus in 1891, later receiving U.S. Patents 582,021 and 648,594. J. M. Grosvenor & Co., the U.S. sales agent for the Morstadt apparatus, used the word Konseal rather than Cachet. A torn paper label in the lid of this wooden box reads in part “DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE / KONSEAL FILLING AND / CLOSING APPARATUS.”

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy; Accession 259201 (1964)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10952Catalog Number: M-10952Accession Number: 259201

Object Name: Cashet Apparatuscachet apparatus

Physical Description: metal (parts(11) material)wood (?? material)Measurements: case: 3 in x 9 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 24.13 cm x 16.51 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8dfd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_725419

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