Opthalmic Syringe

Description
This ophthalmic syringe has a turned silver barrel, plunger, and nozzle. A ring handle attached to the plunger is stamped with two hallmarks. An end cap screws onto the barrel. When the cap is removed the plunger and leather washer can be seen. The nozzle screws onto the barrel.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syringe
syringe
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm x 10.7 cm x 2.3 cm; 29/32 in x 4 7/32 in x 29/32 in
overall: 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.1125 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0985
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06381
collector/donor number
SAP 1073
subject
Ophthalmology
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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