Glass syringe with a red paper label that reads in part: “MANUFACTURED / P. J. / MC ELROY / WEST CAMBRIDGE, MA.” Inscription on the carboard box read in part: “SAFETY-TRIUMPH / ASEPTIC GLASS SYRINGE / (McElroy Mineral Packed) / The Randall-Faichney Co., Inc. / Boston, U.S.A.” Patrick J. McElroy was a “practical glass blower” whose syringes were available by the 1880s and sold by druggists across the country.

Ref: Randall-Faichney ad in Annals of Gynecology and Pediatry 15 (1902).

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: John C. Helenore

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-07263Catalog Number: M-07263Accession Number: 220891

Object Name: syringeOther Terms: Non-Hypodermic

Physical Description: glass (plunger material)glass (barrel material)glass (tip material)Measurements: box: 1 in x 5 in x 1 in; 2.54 cm x 12.7 cm x 2.54 cmsyringe: 5 5/8 in x 3/4 in; x 14.2875 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_731106

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