TODAY’S PATENT – SUPPOSITORY-MAKING MACHINE
The Suppository-making machine was invented by Samuel K Applebaum on the 2nd of September 1924, bearing patent number US1507303A.
This present invention generally relates to improvements in apparatus by means of which suppositories and like medicaments are molded and particularly to improvements in the parts of such machines that are immediately involved in the molding operation. It has been a common practice for pharmacists, drug clerks and others who are called upon in the ordinary pursuit of their calling to prepare suppositories and like healing articles of manufacture, to make them by hand; but that process is slow and therefore costly. Moreover, the product is not uniform in either composition, size or weight.
The cost of hand-made suppositories is further enhanced by the loss due to breakage. An object of this invention is to provide a machine of the kind hereinbefore referred to which will be simple in construction, comparatively inexpensive in manufacture and efficient in operation and use. Another object of this invention lies in the provision of a suppository-making contrivance whereby the loss due to breakage of the product will be reduced to a minimum and the cost of the finished articles will be lessened greatly as compared with processes heretofore in use.