996.5.1: Syringe, 'VIM' Hypodermic, 1937-1954

Additional Images

996.5.1: Syringe, 'VIM' Hypodermic.
Image No. 4167 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

'VIM' 50cc graduated all-glass hypodermic syringe barrel with plunger stem and standard nozzle; in a lidded box stamped with the manufacturer's trademark and details on the lid. A metal adapter tip is attached to the nozzle. '#250 MacGregor Inst.Co.' is baked into the surface of the syringe barrel in red lettering. The plunger base is marked with a fused-in precision line to facilitate dosage measurements. Box dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 996.5.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1937-1954

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 21 cm
  • Height: 5 cm
  • Depth: 5.6 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Syringe barrel and adapter
  • b) Plunger stem
  • c) Box lid
  • d) Box base
  • e) Cardboard box insert

Object Materials

  • card,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • printing ink

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: MacGregor Instrument Company
  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Number: 2084540 [box]Patent Date: 1937-06-22