B-D Vacutainer Combination Kit


Joseph J. Kleiner (1897-1972) joined the staff of Becton, Dickinson in 1943, bringing with him ideas for a system for collecting blood samples. Becton, Dickinson was marketing the Vacutainer by 1945, and received a trademark in 1949, the same year that Kleiner received a patent on the form.

Ref: Joseph J. Kleiner, “Blood Collecting Apparatus,” U.S. Patent 2,460,641 (Feb. 1, 1949).

Maker: Becton, Dickinson and Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Dr. Robert J. Locurto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0160.02Accession Number: 1980.0160Catalog Number: 1980.0160.02

Object Name: Syringe Kitvacutainer kitsyringe kitOther Terms: Syringe Kit; Hypodermic

Physical Description: glass (b-d-vacutainers(12) material)glass (barrel material)metal, steel (needle material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/8 in x 5 5/8 in x 4 in; 3.4925 cm x 14.2875 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8393-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_730875

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