993.4.1: Syringe, Set, 1950-1980

Additional Images

993.4.1: Syringe, Set.
Image No. 1262 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Leather covered hinged lidded wooden case with cardboard and plastic inserts. Contains glass hypodermic syringe barrel with plated metal mount, tip shield and flanged rubber finger rest collar. Thumb ring on graduated semi round piston rod with rubber end. 3 needles with cannulae; 2 with regular points and 1 with blunt end. Manufacturer's name 'PARKE, DAVIS & CO.' and 'PAT AUG25 1885' stamped into syringe mount.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.4.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1950-1980

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 16 cm
  • Height: 4 cm
  • Width: 5.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hypodermic syringe barrel with mount and piston rod
  • b) Syringe tip shield
  • c) Needle with cannula
  • d) Needle with cannula
  • e) Blunt needle with cannula
  • f) Case

Object Materials

  • cardboard,
  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • plastic,
  • plating,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Parke, Davis & Co. Inc.
  • Patent Date: 1885-08-25
  • Owner: Dr. Theodore Franklin Wilkie
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Theo F. Wilkie [1925-1977] who graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1952. He spent five years in general practice on Salt Spring Island B.C. and was later on staff at Richmond General Hospital and St Joseph Hospital. As a plastic surgeon he was very interested in cosmetic surgery, but is known for his operations on children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Wilkie was a founding member of The Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery.