Hypodermic Syringe

Hypodermic Syringe

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Description
Plastic hypodermic syringe with a “monoject” inscription. Zbislaw Roehr (1902-1970) was born in Poland, emigrated to the United States in 1939, and established a medical supply firm in Waterbury, Ct. Roehr Products began manufacturing disposable hypodermic needles in 1955 and introduced the term “monoject” in 1957. Three years later, when Brunswick Corp. acquired the firm, Roehr Products was described as the “leading maker of disposable hypodermic needles and sterile disposable hypodermic syringes.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syringe
cardiology
Associated Name
Roehr Products
maker
Roehr Products
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 1 in; 2.2225 cm x 19.685 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: 2.2 cm x 2.5 cm x 19.6 cm; 7/8 in x 31/32 in x 7 23/32 in
ID Number
2010.0200.08
accession number
2010.0200
catalog number
2010.0200.08
Credit Line
William C. DeVries, M.D.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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