Patent Model - Pill-Machine

Maker and role
Pierre Cauhapé (b.1853, d.1924), Patentee
Production date
Jul 05 1881
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Object detail

Wood, brass, iron, rubber
7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8" (19.1 x 21.6 x 20.3cm)
Cauhapé's patent "relates to improvements in pill-machines of the class for which Letters Patent of the United States Nos. 110,630 and 152,641 were heretofore granted" to him "and more especially relates to and provides for the coating of 'soft pills', or pills made from such soft mass that the pill-coating machine heretofore known would not only destroy the symmetry of the pill, but it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to perform the work with them." (Patent Number 243,848)
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