Steel syringe designed for the administration of Novocain, with a “NOVO IMPERIAL” inscription on one side of the tube, and “THE RANDALL-FAICHNEY INC. / BOSTON, U.S.A.” inscription on the other. Procain was synthesized by Alford Einhorn, a German chemist, in 1905 and, under the trade name Novocain, used for medical purposes as early as 1906. Randall-Faichney was offering its Imperial all-metal dental syringe by 1905, and its Novo Imperial by 1916.

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Credit Line: Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-09226Catalog Number: M-09226Accession Number: 218383

Object Name: Syringessyringesyringe, dentalOther Terms: Syringes; Hypodermic

Physical Description: metal, steel (?? material)metal, steel (barrell material)metal, steel (tip, screw material)handle, finger rest (?? material)metal, steel (plunger, thumb rest material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 12.065 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.5875 cm


Record Id: nmah_720990

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