993.1292.1: Syringe, Set, 20th Cent.

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993.1292.1: Syringe, Set.
Image No. 4147 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Hinged lidded wooden case with a central catch fitting. The lid is decorated with brass screw heads and black Chinese characters (translation - 'Intravenous Injection Equipment'). The case contains 2cc syringe with graduation scales baked into the barrel, with a cork pad between the plunger end and the syringe tip; 5cc syringe with graduation scales baked into the barrel, the barrel and plunger are both numbered to form a matching set; two sharp pointed hypodermic needles with thin cannula inserts; two special needles with a short bevel point, large spool hub and fitted stylet with matched bevel point.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1292.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 16.5 cm
  • Height: 3.9 cm
  • Width: 9 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged lidded case
  • b) 2cc syringe
  • c) 5cc syringe
  • d) Hypodermic needle with cannula
  • e) Hypodermic needle with cannula
  • f) Special needle with fitted stylet
  • g) Special needle with fitted stylet

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • cork,
  • glass,
  • lacquer,
  • metal,
  • pigment,
  • stainless steel,
  • steel,
  • wood

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