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5 c.c. glass and steel syringe with a “BOSTON INST. MFG. CO.” inscription on the plunger, and “MADE IN USA” on the tube. That on the red cardboard box reads “JK RECORD SYRINGE With LUER tip / MADE IN U.S.A.” This is an American copy of the “Rekordspritze” introduced in 1906 by the Berlin instrument maker, Dewitt & Herz. The Luer tip enables a needle to be twisted and locked into place, thereby providing a secure connection.
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Object Name
syringe, hypodermic
public health
City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
overall: 8 cm; 3 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of the City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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