Syringe with Hypodermic Needle

Syringe with Hypodermic Needle

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In 1959, Becton, Dickinson, a firm that produced a wide range of medical devices, merged with Falcon Products, a firm in Culver City that produced plastic products for laboratory use. Four years later, Becton, Dickinson opened a new factory, in Connecticut, for the manufacture of disposable plastic hypodermic syringes. This example came into the Smithsonian collections in 1974.
Ref: “380 To Be Employed By North Canaan Firm,” Hartford Courant (Dec. 14, 1963), p. 6c.
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Becton Dickinson
overall: 90 mm x 38 mm x 12.5 mm; 3 9/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in
overall: 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 4.1275 cm x 8.5725 cm
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Gift of Celanese Plastics Company
New York World's Fair (1939)
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