Clyster Syringe

Clyster Syringe

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Description
Consists of a large cylinder or tube with three fillets on its exterior that has a wooden knob-handled plunger with stepped-top cover screwed on at one end and a small flat cap at the other. Wooden plunger shaft is socketed to a pair of disks with space in between for seal at bottom. Touchmark "I•LOWE" in raised serif letters in an arched rectangular surround on top of cover. No nozzle or other attachments.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syringe
date made
1800 - 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England
place used
United States
Physical Description
pewter (cylinder, cap, ferrule, plunger disk material)
maple (plunger knob material)
beech (plunger shaft material)
Measurements
overall: 11 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 28.8925 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.67
catalog number
1986.0027.67
accession number
1986.0027
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
subject
Medicine
Personal Hygiene
Veterinary Products
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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