Improvement in medicated tobacco
US 214240 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
NORRIS M. COMPTON, OF MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.
IMPROVEMENT IN MEDICATED TOBACCO.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No- 2l4,240, dated April 15, 1879; application filed September 9, 1878.
1'0 alt whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, NoRRIs M. CoMPToN, of the city of Meadville, in the county of Crawford and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful compound, which compound is fully described in the following specification.
This compound relates to that class of compounds used for medicinalpurposes; and it consists in a composition formed by mixing the following ingredients in the following proportions, Viz: sixteen (16) parts cubeb-berries, two (2) parts English mace, one (1) part tonka-bean, by weight.
To prepare the above compound the said ingredients should be well ground or pulverized, and well mixed together in the proportions as above named this compound to be then mixed or compounded with tobacco in the following proportions, viz: nine (9) parts tobacco and. one (1) part compound; and it may be thus compounded either with smoking-tobaccos or in the filling of cigars and cigarettes,
for the purpose of curing diseases of a catarrhal character. This compound neutralizes the narcotic efl'ects of tobacco, thereby rendering it harmless.
I am aware that each of these ingredients has been added to tobacco to flavor the same, and, broadly, I do not claim them as such; but
NORRIS M. COMPTON.
J osEPH T. WHITE, F. B. HORTON,