B-D Insulin Syringe, Dr. Busher's Automatic Injector

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Object Name
syringe kit
syringe, insulin, with automatic injector
date made
after 1932
patent date
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Physical Description
glass (plunger material)
glass (barrel material)
glass (tip, force material)
steel (needle material)
steel (injector, automatic needle material)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 9.525 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Rutherford
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
patent number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


I saved the Busher Automatic Injector No. 40 and the one 1cc glass lure tip Insulin Syringe reorder No. 2024.by B-D which my mother used on me because I have type 1 diabetes. Both of these tools are still in the original boxes! TYpe 1 diabetic since 1960.
"One of these items, Dr. Busher's automatic insulin injector, belongs to my family from a treasure trove trunk from Grandfather (Gmother had diabetes).She died in 1944 of diabetes complications.The apparatus has two new needles to accompany it but no box. Is there a way to buy the glass barrel, which seems to be missing from ours? Gail"

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