993.61.1: Enema Syringe, 1891-1840

Additional Images

993.61.1: Enema Syringe.
Image No. 2125 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Coloured lacquered metal enema syringe with ivory tip. Cylindrical with 2 finger rings on top cap and thumb ring on rounded plunger stem. Brass crest on body with lion and unicorn in relief either side of a heraldic motif with French quotes around motif and 'DIEU ET MON DROIT' below. Underneath reads 'JOSEPH GRAY & SON TRUSS WORKS SHEFFIELD'. Ivory tip has carved threads to fit into base.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.61.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 1891-1840

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 23.5 cm
  • Diameter: 4.4 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Syringe cylinder with crest
  • b) Screw on cap with finger rings
  • c) Thumb ring on plunger stem with fiberous band around plunger
  • d) Screw-on tip

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • fiber,
  • ivory,
  • lacquer,
  • metal

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Joseph Gray & Son