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Syringe Plunger
Irrigation Syringe
Syringe & Needles
Playfair's Probe
Glass Syringe
Water Ampoules
Cased Needles
Syringe: Tuberculosis
Glass Syringe in Box
Hypodermic Needles
Modern Syringe
Glass Syringe With Ring
Tweezer Forceps
Irrigation Syringe
Irrigation Syringe
Brass Syringe
Syringe Set
Surgeons Needles
Metal Cased Syringe
Syringe Pump
Glass Phial
Glycerine Syringe
Record Syringe
Irrigation Syringe
Irrigation Syringe
Ear Syringe
Irrigation Syringe
Glass Syringe
Glass Syringe
Glass Syringe
Glass Syringe
Syringe
Glass Phial

 

LIST OF ITEMS

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Syringe Plunger

Early 20th century Glass Syringe Plunger, with one end wrapped with twine with seal of cork washers.

An item contained within midwife Ethel Williams' Midwifery case. Ethel trained at Guy's Hospital between 1906 and 1910, and items within the case were used at home births. The case and contents were included in the NHS 50 exhibition shown in 1998.

Loaned by Mr Edward Williams

(1990:030:2)

 

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Irrigation Syringe

Early 20th century Glass Irrigation Syringe. Glass tube with oblique angled nozzle, plunger with a bulb at one end and cork at the other.

An item contained within midwife Ethel Williams' Midwifery case. Ethel trained at Guy's Hospital between 1906 and 1910, and items within the case were used at home births. The case and contents were included in the NHS 50 exhibition shown in 1998.

Loaned By: Mr Edward Williams

(1990:029)

 

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Syringe and Needles

Sterile Syringe with Additional Replacement Needles in Fitted Box, early 20th Century. Syringe with six additional needles in fitted box.

An item contained within midwife Ethel Williams' Midwifery case. Ethel trained at Guy's Hospital between 1906 and 1910, and items within the case were used at home births. The case and contents were included in the NHS 50 exhibition shown in 1998.

Loaned By: Mr Edward Williams

(1990:033)

 

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Playfair's Probe

Playfair's Probe, early 20th Century. Blunt length of wire/needle with large eye.

A needle probe. A loop of narrow tape would be passed through the eye to prevent the loss of the probe in the wound. An item contained within midwife Ethel Williams' Midwifery case. Ethel trained at Guy's Hospital between 1906 and 1910, and items within the case were used at home births. The case and contents were included in the NHS 50 exhibition shown in 1998.

Loaned By: Mr Edward Williams

(1990:036)

 

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Syringe tube

Glass Syringe with Plunger Disc, 20th century. Cylindrical glass tube with one ampule-like end with a small opening, other end lipped and closed with a pierced round top made of cork and topped with wood.

Loaned By: Penfold Collection

(1999:022P)

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Boxed Ampoules

Ten Clear Glass Water Injection Ampoules in a Cardboard Box Ashley works, Ashley Road Epsom, Surrey, England. 20th century.

7 x 5 ml and 3 x 10ml "Water for injection" clear glass capsules, in cardbox.

Inscription on the sides and the top of the box: "10 x 5 ml / Ampoules / Water for injection B.P."

Loaned By: loan Penfold Collection

(1999:023P)

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Needle Cases

20th century

Nineteen Individual Cases for Syringe Needles including One Needle made by Johnson, 20th century.

a) 20 identical cases for syringe needles. Pink plastic cases with translucent top. b) Syringe needle with white plastic base in translucent plastic tube, sealed in nylon bag

Loaned By: Loan Penfold Collection

(1999:024P(a,b))

 

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Syringe: Tuberculosis

Clear glass syringe with blue glass plunger and metal nozzle, in original red card box and metal clip. Calibrated 0-1 cc, 0-16 M.

Used for 'Mon toux' test for tuberculosis. If a patient had tuberculosis or was immune from tuberculosis the test would be negative 'mon toux negative'. Label on the case reads: "Ground glass syringes // Reg. Us. Patent office // American Luer Standard // MacGregor Instrument Company // Needham, Mass, USA // "Please return to dispensary when finished with".

Loaned By: Penfold Collection, Colchester

(1999:033P)

 

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Syringe

10cc Glass Body Syringe in Metal Box Record, c. 1950s.

Glass tube body with 10 cc marks engraved in red along length and metal nozzle. Heavy ended separate plunger and cap (two pieces slot together. Two needles in each end of tube. Two needles (one marked 'S' are loose in box. Plunger, body and needles case clip onto plate that keeps all fixed neatly in metal box.

Loaned By: Penfold collection

(1999:063P)

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Hypodermic Needles

Flat, square metal box containing 10 S-B Hypodermic needles

Loaned By: Penfold collection

(1999:064P)

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Disposable syringe

Plastic Disposable Syringe in Plastic Packet made by Graham's Medical Products Ltd, Mitcham, Surrey, England, post 1950s.

Sealed sellophane type package containing plastic syringe with clear plastic body. White plastic plunger and 5ml and 10ml marked on body. Printing on package on one side. No needle present.

Loaned By: Penfold collection

(1999:066P)

 

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Glass Syringe

Twentieth Century all glass syringe with open circular hand grip on plunger. String resistance wound around cork.

Loaned By: Penfold collection

(1999:069P)

 

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Forceps

20th century surgical forceps. Long, metal forceps with grooved grip on handle and inner tips

Loaned By: Penfold Collection

(1999:104P)

 

Syringe

Glass irrigation syringe. Syringe ends in long bulbous nozzle, with cork at other end with plunger emerging from it with looped, circular head. Base of plunger is covered in cotton. 19th century.

(1995:004)

Syringe

Glass irrigation syringe with long nozzle at one end and cork stopper at other, with glass flat-ended plunger sticking out of it. Base of plunger is covered in cotton, and nozzle has tear-drop point. 19th century.

(1995:005)

 

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Brass Syringe

Brass irrigation syringe with two nozzles in box, made by Allen & Hanburys Ltd, 48 Wigmore Street, London.

Leather covered box with centred push lock, lined inside with red velvet. Syringe is made of brass, bright due to cleaning. Syringe plunger has pull ring on the end, and two holding rings of slightly smaller size attached to the body. One needle/nozzle provided is made of chrome(?) plated metal, this one is 8.5cm long like a hollow tapering needle with small bulb one end and screw fitting the other. The other fitting is made of ivory, circa 5.4cm long. Looks like a pen top with a screw fitting at one end.

Loaned By: Penfold Collection

(1999:136P)

 

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Syringe Set

Black plastic screw top flask which is marked 'Surqual regd'. Top has metal spring inside to hold syringe and fittings in place. Container hods the syringe body and eight needles vertically. Dates from 1955.

"This was found in the garage of a home previously occupied by an anaesthetist on Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon-Thames-Surrey"... Found by Mrs Justine Barber.

Donated By: Sue Murwill (Mrs)

(2001:014)

 

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Packet Of Needles.

Paper packet of half a dozen surgeon's needles, Charles Spencer Ltd. Small envelope printed in gold lettering on white ground. Inside this is a piece of black folded paper containing 6 thick gauge, curved needles. Curved triangular size 3 needles.

(2001:044)

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Syringe Case

Hypodermic Syringe, case & phials, made by Burroughs Welcome & Co, 20th century. White metal and black case containing syringe and 7 phials of drugs for hypodermic injection.

Donated By: Mrs Doreen Stebbing

(2001:048)

 

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Boxed Syringe

Brass Syringe Pump in purple velvet lined wooden box, made by Durroch, 28 St Thomas' Street, London, c. 1880s.

Bright brass bodied syringe with plunger. Double ended tubing length is covered in woven crimson thread. Has one ivory and one metal irrigation syringe fitting. Three seperate pieces in purple velvet lined wooden box.

Donated By: Dr 'Tom' Hills

(2002:002)

 

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Phial

Phial of "Quills"/needles. Glass phial containing fine glass tubes/hollow rods (approx 40). Cylindrical glass jar with cork stopper (painted red). Also contains piece of ochre coloured cotton/silk twine. 20th century.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke

(2002:029H)

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Boxed Syringe

'The Universal Glycerine Syringe' in box. Glass tube with black (vulcanite) ring at one end and angled nozzle at the other.

Vulcanite is an early (Victorian) type of plastic made as a by-product of the nineteenth century rubber industry.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke

(2002:033H)

 

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Record Syringe

Original record syringe in box, with four needles and brush, blade and 3 rods. Small needles; "MAW", Syringe "RECORD" (foreign).

Small glass bodied syringe with Chrome/EPNS/plate plunger, tip and cap marked in CCs and m in blue text impressed into body. Gold metal holder with ridges, back plate holds three syringe needles. One long needle in Glass with cleaning wire through it. Spare plunger. Separate glass cover. Glass red, quill brush, flat needles and 2 rod fitment (link).

Donated By: Woodley/Dyke

(2002:054H)

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Syringe In Box

All Metal Irrigation Syringe and Fittings in Metal Case, 20th century. All metal, E.P.N.S or silver plated box case, containing large syringe and ten 'needle' fittings. Inside of box has four compartments over which the pieces of the syringe set lie. Fastens with a sliding clasp.

Original placings of all the different needle parts is uncertain. It is also unclear what was placed inside the four clasps inside the lid.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke (Ref Harrison)

(2002:037H)

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Syringe

Metal Irrigation Syringe with screw in ivory nozzle, made by Ferris and Co, Bristol.

Bright, shiny EPNS/plate metal syringe with circular handles. Maker's crest on front of body is raised.

Donated By: Woodley/Dyke

(2002:056H)

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Ear Syringe

'Lynch's Glass Ear Syringe' in box, made by Lynch & Co. Ltd, Aldersgate Street, London.

White glass syringe with plunger with string around inside end. Soft 45 degree angle on nozzle from body, which has glass bead-like end. Box is worn; maroon covered.

Company started in 1879 (on box).

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke

(2002:053H)

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Irrigation Syringe

Brass Irrigation Syringe with ivory (enema-type) nozzle, made by Ferris & Co, Bristol, 1880s.

Brass cylinder with ring-end plunger and ivory nozzle. Crest on centre of barrel.

Used by Dr.Harrison. Not discovered with box of any type.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke. (also ref. Harrison)

(2002:076H)

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Glass Syringe

Large glass irrigation syringe and plunger (inside box), 1940-50.

Fat-bodied clear glass tube, tapering into thick nozzle. Cork holds plunger control with string bound end to push liquid out. Likely to be used by Dr.J. Woodley.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley/Diana Dyke. Dr.Harrison's daughters

(2002:055H)

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Syringe

Glass long-nose irrigation syringe with plunger. Long clear glass tube with long fine nozzle plunger. Inside centred through cork closure. String resist on plunge tip of top.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley/Diana Dyke, Dr. Harrison's daughters. tel. 0196 337 1162

(2002:060H)

 

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Glass Syringe

Ear syringe with glass body and vulcanite nozzle, c. 1880s. Clear glass cylinder with 45 degree angle. Black plastic nozzle & cap with ring-ended rod plunger.

Possibly a glycerine syringe (and not ear). Vulcanite is an early type of Victorian plastic, a by-product of the rubber industry.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke. (also ref. Harrison)

(2002:077H)

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Irrigation Syringe

Clear glass irrigation syringe with string-wound plunger & cork closure. Fat water white glass test tube with sieve end-holes. Inner plunger rod has flat disc end, pins through cork closure and has white string wrapped around its end like a cotton reel.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke. (also ref. Harrison)

(2002:078H)

 

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Syringe

Glass interchangeable syringe, made by Chance, England, c. 1940s.

Water white glass syringe has thick glass rod plunger and metal tip without nozzle or needle.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke (also ref.Harrison)

(2002:083H)

 

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Phial

Corked glass phial of brown crystals, c. 1940.

Donated By: Caroline Woodley & Diana Dyke (also ref.Harrison)

(2002:073H)

 

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