Suppository Machine


Cast iron suppository machine devised by Charles Albert Tatum (1849-1920), president of the Whitall Tatum glass company. One inscription reads “WHITALL, TATUM CO. / NEW YORK PHILA BOSTON.” Another reads “W.T. CO. NO 3 SUPPOSITORY MACHINE - PAT. MCH 26TH.'95.”

Ref: Charles A. Tatum, “Suppository Machine,” U.S. Patent 536,240 (March 27, 1895), assigned to Whitall, Tatum & Co.

Maker: Whitall, Tatum and Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Whitall Tatum Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-00965Catalog Number: M-00965Accession Number: 65353

Object Name: MoldSuppository Moldsuppository machine

Physical Description: metal (brass mold material)metal (iron mold sleeve material)metal (iron platform material)metal (chute material)metal (stopper chain material)metal (wheel material)Measurements: overall: 20.5 cm x 20.5 cm x 32 cm; 8 1/16 in x 8 1/16 in x 12 5/8 in


Record Id: nmah_730429

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