Centennial Perfumer and Atomizer

Centennial Perfumer and Atomizer

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Paper labels on and in the lid of the cardboard box holding this device read “THE CENTENNIAL PERFUMER / AND / ATOMIZER” and “HOLMES' PATENT / AUGUST 23 1870” and "Improved Metal Cap Cork Stopper Patented March 2d, 1875.”
Ref: Thomas J. Holmes, “Improvement in Atomizing Tubes,” U.S. Patent 106,587 (Aug. 23, 1870).
Thomas J. Holmes, “Improvement in Bottle Stoppers,” U.S. Patent 160,325 (March 2, 1875).
Thomas J. Holmes, “Improvement in Atomizers,” U.S. Patent 176,311 (April 18, 1876).
Thomas J. Holmes, “Improvement in Atomizers,” U.S. Patent 180,029 (July 18, 1876).
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Physical Description
cork (overall material)
glass, transparent (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
paper (packaging material)
overall: 2 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 11.7475 cm x 7.9375 cm
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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National Museum of American History
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