Antique 1920's Applebaum Apothecary Suppository Machine For Making W/3 Molds Yqz

Antique 1920's Applebaum Apothecary Suppository Machine For Making W/3 Molds Yqz

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OK - Wash Your Hands After This One!! Looks to Work

Pictured right here is the related picture of the patent drawings. We are showing it just for interest sake, we found the picture online and are NOT including it in the sale.

PLEASE NOTE: Photos of the Suppository Machine we have up for sale in this sale are directly below.

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Up in this sale is something we have absolutely never sold before. It is a circa 1920's Suppository Machine. Written on the side is the following:

Applebaum Suppository Machine
Druggists Appliance MFG. Co.
Port Richmond, N.Y.
Pats. Pending

It consists of the main clamp machine and three molds, a small round, a large round and an oval round. Yes, we did wash our hand thoroughly!!

We found the following information on the Oregon State Hospital Museum Project (Great Site!!)

The machine was patented in 1924 by Samuel K. Applebaum. The inscription on the device’s frame reads: “Applebaum Suppository Machine MFD. By Druggists Appliance MFG. Co., Port Richmond, N.Y. Pats. Pending.” It is possible that this machine was made prior to the 1924 patent issue date. The web-based Museum of Historical Medical Artifacts has a machine that looks very similar dated at about 1925.

In his patent application, Applebaum explains his machine and the reason for his improvements to the general practice of suppository making:

This invention 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 if further enhanced by the loss due to breakage. And object of this invention is to prove 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 where by 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…

Samuel Karl Applebaum was a Jewish man born in Chotin, Russia on September 5, 1877. He immigrated to the United States when he was eighteen years old, taking the ship Persia from Hamburg and arriving in New York in July of 1896. By 1910, Samuel Applebaum is married, living on Staten Island and working as a Druggist.[4] A Samuel Applebaum graduated from the Columbia University College of Pharmacy in 1912. IN 1918, Applebaum is producing and selling drugs under the Montauk Chemical Company and is sued for selling a Sandalwood Oil product with labels that look suspiciously similar to a trademarked brand of another company. He is still listed as a “Drug Retail Merchant” in the 1920 census, so the injunction must not have hurt his business too badly.

Sometime between 1923 and 1928 Applebaum and his wife and two children moved to Los Angeles where continued work as a Pharmacist. He died in Los Angeles on May 28, 1942 Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 3 lbs 8 oz in a 14 x 14 x 14 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!

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