993.182.1: Syringe, Hypodermic Kit, 1911-1950

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993.182.1: Syringe, Hypodermic Kit. Case with lift-out frame containing 1cc graduated glass syringe
Image No. 2761 Case with lift-out frame containing 1cc graduated glass syringe; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Metal oval case with lift-out frame containing 1cc graduated glass syringe barrel with round glass piston rod. 'HAWKINS. LONDON' stamped into lid. 'BRITISH MADE' stamped into lift-out frame. Needle missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.182.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1911-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 9.5 cm
  • Height: 2.5 cm
  • Width: 3.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case: base with lid
  • b) Lift out frame
  • c) Graduated syringe barrel, piston rod and finger rest collar

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plating

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer of part c) : Burroughs Wellcome & Co.
  • Manufacturer: Hawkins, A. L., & Co. 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.