993.249.1: Army Field Syringe Kit, German , c. 1917

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993.249.1: Army Field Syringe Kit, German . Pouch
Image No. 1720 Pouch; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Canvas fold over pouch with 1 large and 2 smaller pockets. The canvas has been treated with a wax like coating. The front flap of the pouch has 'Spritzen', German for syringes, printed in black letters. Held within is a syringe with a glass barrel and semi-round graduated piston rod with leather plunger tip and a regular pointed needle, and a rectangular hinged metal case containing a syringe with a glass barrel and semi-round graduated piston rod with leather plunger tip and 3 regular pointed needle with cannulae, and 2 leather washers.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.249.1
Collection: Military
Date: c. 1917

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 18.5 cm
  • Width: 9 cm
  • Depth: 4.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Pouch
  • b) Hinged rectangular syringe case
  • c) Syringe [in case]
  • d) Needle with cannula [in case]
  • e) Needle with cannula [in case]
  • f) Needle with cannula [in case]
  • g) Syringe
  • h) Needle
  • i) Washer [in case]
  • j) Washer [in case]

Object Materials

  • canvas,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • ink,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • nickel plate,
  • plating,
  • steel,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. E. Day