2006.403.1: Hypodermic Syringe in Box, 1940-1960

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2006.403.1: Hypodermic Syringe in Box.
Image No. 4210 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

'VIM' hypodermic syringe, 'AMERICAN LUER STANDARD'. Consists of a 10cc graduated barrel with a collar attached and a plunger, held in a lidded box. The plunger base is marked with a fused-in precision line to facilitate dosage measurement. The graduation scales on the barrel are baked in. The barrel and plunger are both numbered 'P 2878' to form a matching set. Box dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.403.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1940-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 15.8 cm
  • Height: 2.9 cm
  • Width: 3.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lidded box
  • b) Syringe barrel and plunger
  • c) Collar

Object Materials

  • cardboard,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • printing ink

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: MacGregor Instrument Company
  • Patent Country: U.S.A.Patent Number: 2084540Patent Date: 1937-06-22
  • Owner: Dr. Jack Melling