US 364623 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. M. BEIDLER.
No. 364,623. Patented June 7, 1887.
//v VE/VTOI? Attorney T/VE88E8 I "7% f in sufficient quantity for a single dose.
PATENT HENRY M. BEIDLER, OFWASI-IINGTON, DISTRICT on COLUMBIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 364,623, dated June 7, 1887.
Application filed September 18,1886. Serial No. 213,969. (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concerm Be it known that l, HENRY M. BEIDLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at \Vashington, in the District of Columbia, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Packages for Medicines, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to certain improve ments in packing solid medicines-such as tab lets or powdersand while it is particularly designed to furnish a convenient means for' putting up medicines for individual use, it further has for its object to assist the pharmaceutist in dispensing his preparations and furnish the physician with a reliable means of administering the same, as more fully hereinafter described.
The above-mentioned objects I attain by the means illustrated in the accompanying draw ings, in which-- Fignrel represents a perspective view showing my invention; and Fig. 2, a transverse sec-- tional view.
My invention consists, essentially, of a card or sheet of pasteboard or other suitable material having a series of perforations extending through'it, of such size as to receive and hold the tablets,or to form receptacles, in connection with suitable covers, to contain the proper amount of powders to form a dose, as will be more fully hereinafter explained.
In the drawings, the letter A indicates a card or sheet of pasteboard or other material, which is formed with a series of perforations, B, extending through it. The said perforations are of such size as to receive and hold a tablet, O, of medicine, or to contain apowder In the case of the tablets, they are simply inserted in the perforations in the card or sheet and are retained therein; but when employed for powders the card is provided with a suitable back ing and a slide, D, working in grooves or ways E, formed on or attached to the face of the card.
In practice I prefer to arrange the cards or sheets in the form of a book,wit h fiy-leaves F interposed between the respective cards. The said fly-leaves serve to prevent the adhesion of the articles when in the form of tablets,and
'alsoto receive printed or written directions ner that they can be removed one at a time as required for use. p
The tablets may be removed from their apertures by pressing them from either side of the sheet, and are administered by simply placing them on the tongue of the patient and 7 allowing them to dissolve. administered by drawing the slide so as to open one of the recesses at a time, the others beingcovered and securedv by the slide, and emptying the contents of the exposed aper ture into a convenient article, such as a spoon, wineglass, or other medium of administration.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-- 1. In a package for medicine, the combination of an inner leaf of card-board or other material having perforated receptacles for the medicated tablets, with backs inclosing the perforated cardboard, and the intermediate protecting or fly leaves, the whole forming a book, from which the tablets may be removed for use, substantially as specified.
2. A card or sheet of suitable material having a series of perforations, a backing,- and covering-slides arranged to work in grooves or ways formed on or attached to the card or sheet, the recesses serving to hold the mcdi-' cincs to be dispensed or administered, substantially as specified.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
, HENRY M. BEIDLER.
W. D. ALEXANDER, 0. D. DAvIs.
The powders are