S. Limousin Apparatus for Capsuling Medicaments

S. Limousin Apparatus for Capsuling Medicaments

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Wood box with hinged lid and dividers, and inscription that reads “PROCEDE LIMOUSIN BTE S. C. D. G. / PARIS / PATENT-MEDICIN / OBLATE / SL.” The box contains: one rectangular wood plate with 12 perforations of various diameters and one round ceramic dish with felt pad inside; two wood reversible stamps with concave faces at each end and of differing diameters; two metal funnels of differing diameters. An embossed round metal embedded in wood plate reads: “Patent Number 216,197; Patented June 3, 1879; Application filed April 16, 1879.”
Stanislaus Limousin (1831-1887) was a French pharmacist and inventor.
Ref: Stanilaus A. A. Limousin, “Improvement in Processes of Capsuling Medicaments,” U. S. Patent 173,226 (Feb. 8, 1876).
Stanislaus Limousin, “Improvement in Apparatus for Capsuling Medicaments,” U.S. Patent 216,197 (June 3, 1879).
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Object Name
Cachet Apparatus
cachet apparatus, patent model
Date made
patent date
Limousin and Company
Limousin, Stanislas
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
metal (?? material)
wood (parts(6) material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 26 cm x 23.7 cm; 2 3/16 in x 10 1/4 in x 9 5/16 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 9 in; 5.715 cm x 26.035 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
patent number
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National Museum of American History
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