Konseal Apparatus


An inscription on the lid of the wooden box reads “Konseal Filling and Closing Apparatus / [PATENTED.] / J. M. GROSVENOR & CO. / Boston, Mass., U.S.A.” A paper on the inside of the lid provides instruction for use.

Stanislaus Limousin (1831-1887) was a pharmacist in Paris who 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.

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Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-13065Catalog Number: M-13065Accession Number: 321641Catalog Number: 321641.036

Object Name: Konseal, Filling and Closing Apparatuskonseal filling and closing apparatus

Physical Description: cotton (parts(16) material)metal (parts(16) material)wood (parts(16) material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/16 in x 17 7/16 in x 10 3/16 in; 5.55625 cm x 44.29125 cm x 25.87625 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8e02-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_725425

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