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

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syringe kit
syringe, insulin, with automatic injector
date made
after 1932
patent date
1932-02-16
maker
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Physical Description
glass (plunger material)
glass (barrel material)
glass (tip, force material)
steel (needle material)
steel (injector, automatic needle material)
Measurements
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
MG*M-07852
catalog number
M-07852
accession number
223292
patent number
1,845,036
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Diabetes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

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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