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Lilly's Iletin Syringe No. 280

Lilly's Iletin Syringe No. 280

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Object Name
syringe, insulin
date made
ca 1940
Eli Lilly and Company
place made
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
glass (syringe material)
metal (needles material)
cardboard (box material)
overall: 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.2225 cm x 8.5725 cm x 3.81 cm
syringe: 8.8 cm x 1.8 cm; 3 7/16 in x 11/16 in
box: 3.6 cm x 8.4 cm x 2.1 cm; 1 7/16 in x 3 5/16 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Eli Lilly and Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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