Suppository Machine


Suppository machine with a “FOX . . . / PERFECTION . . . / Boston . . .” inscriptiion. Clarence W. Fox (1857-1912), the inventor, was a founding member of Fox, Fultz & Webster, a pharmaceutical firm in Boston.

Ref: Clarence W. Fox, “Machine for Making Suppositories,” U.S. Patent 509,154 (Nov. 21, 1893).

Fox, Fultz & Webster ad for the Perfection Suppository Machine and other items, in The Western Druggist (1893).

"Clarence W. Fox Buried," Boston Globe (Feb. 16, 1912), p. 11.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-12895.01Catalog Number: M-12894Accession Number: 288176

Object Name: Machine, Suppositorysuppository machine

Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in; 5.715 cm x 15.875 cm x 29.5275 cm


Record Id: nmah_729784

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