Syringe

Syringe

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Description
Steel syringe designed for the administration of Novocain, with a “NOVO IMPERIAL” inscription on one side of the tube, and “THE RANDALL-FAICHNEY INC. / BOSTON, U.S.A.” inscription on the other. Procain was synthesized by Alford Einhorn, a German chemist, in 1905 and, under the trade name Novocain, used for medical purposes as early as 1906. Randall-Faichney was offering its Imperial all-metal dental syringe by 1905, and its Novo Imperial by 1916.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Syringes
syringe
syringe, dental
Other Terms
Syringes; Hypodermic
Physical Description
metal, steel (?? material)
metal, steel (barrell material)
metal, steel (tip, screw material)
handle, finger rest (?? material)
metal, steel (plunger, thumb rest material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 5/8 in; 12.065 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
MG.M-09226
catalog number
M-09226
accession number
218383
Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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