Syringe

Syringe

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Description
Glass syringe with a red paper label that reads in part: “MANUFACTURED / P. J. / MC ELROY / WEST CAMBRIDGE, MA.” Inscription on the carboard box read in part: “SAFETY-TRIUMPH / ASEPTIC GLASS SYRINGE / (McElroy Mineral Packed) / The Randall-Faichney Co., Inc. / Boston, U.S.A.” Patrick J. McElroy was a “practical glass blower” whose syringes were available by the 1880s and sold by druggists across the country.
Ref: Randall-Faichney ad in Annals of Gynecology and Pediatry 15 (1902).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syringe
Other Terms
Non-Hypodermic
Physical Description
glass (plunger material)
glass (barrel material)
glass (tip material)
Measurements
box: 1 in x 5 in x 1 in; 2.54 cm x 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm
syringe: 5 5/8 in x 3/4 in; x 14.2875 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
MG.M-07263
catalog number
M-07263
accession number
220891
Credit Line
John C. Helenore
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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