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A 1959 issue of "The Pulse of Pharmacy" featured an article about the Wyeth rotary tablet press.

Curator George Griffenhagen accepts the donation of the press from Wyeth Laboratories representatives.

Wyeth Rotary Tablet Press
late 1870s

First automated pill production
John Wyeth and Bros. revolutionized tablet manufacturing with this automated pill tablet press in the late 1870s. Because it could produce single tablets in rapid succession, the machine represented a great improvement over hand tablet presses. As the leading figure in tablet technology, John Wyeth went so far as to obtain a registered trademark for the term "compressed tablets" in 1877.

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Wyeth Press is the first automated press.
17"-diameter flywheel
28" high, cast iron table measuring 20" square
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