993.179.1: Syringe in Pocket Sterilizer, 1949-1960

Additional Images

993.179.1: Syringe in Pocket Sterilizer. Lidded carrying tube containing 1cc syringe
Image No. 2837 Lidded carrying tube containing 1cc syringe; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Leak-proof pocket sterilizer case with a pocket clip attached, containing 1cc syringe; graduated glass 'Pyrex' barrel with round metal piston rod and metal plunger. 'BENCARD LONDON' stamped into lid.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.179.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1949-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14.2 cm
  • Diameter: 2.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Syringe case
  • b) 1cc graduated syringe

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Bencard Ltd
  • Owner: Dr. Donald H. Paterson
  • History of Use: Dr. Donald Paterson [1890-1968] a pioneer and leader in paediatrics. In 1946 he founded the Health Centre for Children in Vancouver and in 1954 was a founding member of the Board of the B.C. Association for Retarded Children.