Syringe with Hypodermic Needle


In 1959, Becton, Dickinson, a firm that produced a wide range of medical devices, merged with Falcon Products, a firm in Culver City that produced plastic products for laboratory use. Four years later, Becton, Dickinson opened a new factory, in Connecticut, for the manufacture of disposable plastic hypodermic syringes. This example came into the Smithsonian collections in 1974. An inscription reads "B-D PATS. APP'D FOR.

Ref: “380 To Be Employed By North Canaan Firm,” Hartford Courant (Dec. 14, 1963), p. 6c.

Maker: Becton Dickinson

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Celanese Plastics Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.334335.150Accession Number: 310799Catalog Number: 334335.150

Object Name: Syringe

Measurements: overall: 90 mm x 38 mm x 12.5 mm; 3 9/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 inoverall: 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 4.1275 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_2837

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