2005.20.31: Hypodermic Syringe Case, 1945-1975

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2005.20.31: Hypodermic Syringe Case.
Image No. 4139 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Pocket hypodermic syringe case curved to conform to a syringe body, six tablet vials and two needles. The case contains YALE B-D LOK 2cc syringe type 32887 [not original to the set], three empty tabloid vials with cork stoppers and two needles YALE B-D 26 , YALE B-D 22. 'Admiral' is stamped onto one side of the case and 'BECTON.DICKINSON & CO RUTHERFORD.N.J' on the other. Incomplete. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2005.20.31
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1945-1975

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 9.5 cm
  • Width: 6.7 cm
  • Depth: 1.6 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Syringe case
  • b) Syringe
  • c) Vial with stopper
  • d) Vial with stopper
  • e) Vial with stopper
  • f) Needle YALE B-D 26
  • g) Needle YALE B-D 22

Object Materials

  • cork,
  • German silver,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • stainless steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Becton, Dickinson & Co. (Needles Patent number: 2076121)
  • Patent Country: U.S.A.Patent Number: 2076121Patent Date: 1937-04-06
  • Owner: Dr. Howard Black
  • History of Use: Portable storage container for an hypodermic syringe and tabloid drug preparations used by Dr. John Howard Black [1912-2002]. He practiced family medicine in Wells, and Vancouver.