Syringe

Syringe

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Description
The Cook Laboratories, Inc., a Chicago firm that made bacterial vaccines, introduced the term “Carpule” in 1922, filed for a trademark, and used it for medications designed to be injected hypodermically. Some ads boasted that “In the Cook ‘CARPULE’ System, the mechanical aspects of Dental Anesthe-sia have been reduced to Scientific Simplicity.” Others described “a whole system of hypodermic anesthesia, perfected and simplified, with the medication in the Carpule—a glass cartridge, which insures its being as pure, accurate and active at the moment of injection as it was at the moment of manufacture.” The form was designed by Harvey Samuel Cook (1888-1924), a physician in Valparairso, Ind. who assigned his several patents to Cook Laboratories. The inscription on this example reads ““N. 107-D COOK LAB INC. CHICAGO / PATENTED.”
Ref: Ad for “The Cook Carpule System” in The Practical Dental Journal 24 (Dec. 1924): 34.
Ad in Hettinger’s Dental News 7 (1924): 37.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syringe
Other Terms
Hypodermic
Associated Name
Cook Laboratories
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal, steel (barrel material)
metal, steel (handle, finger rest material)
metal, steel (plunger material)
metal, steel (tip, screw material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 14.605 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
MG.M-12677 [dup4]
catalog number
M-12677
accession number
260892
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James E. Aiguier
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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