993.1309.1: Vacuum Suction Apparatus, 1915-1950

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993.1309.1: Vacuum Suction Apparatus.
Image No. 4148 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Hydrostatic vacuum suction apparatus to fit onto a water tap, consisting of a cylinder with a rubber funnel situated inside at one end and a short spout protruding from the side. A rubber hose is attached to the spout and at the other end of the hose is a YANKAUER'S suction tube.The suction tube has a squared ribbed handle, a removable perforated tip and a slip-on end for a rubber hose. 'GRAY'S UNIVERSAL SUCTION PUMP PAT 9-28-15' and trademark [S over J inside circle] stamped into the cylinder. Incomplete, the chain to fix over tap is missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1309.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1915-1950

Object Dimensions

Object Parts

  • a) Pump and hose
  • b) Suction tube and hose

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • metal,
  • nickel plate,
  • rubber

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Plummerfelt
  • History of Use: Apparatus used for withdrawing contents from cavities during operations, e.g. empyema, anenoid and tonsil operations etc.