993.29.1: Potain's Aspirating Set, c. 1900

Additional Images

993.29.1: Potain's Aspirating Set.
Image No. 534 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Aspirating set in case consisting of syringe with double tip attachment for inward and outward flow [directed by arrows], trocar, 3 x needle [regular point] with copper alloy canulae, 3 way stopcock with bung and rubber tubing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.29.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: c. 1900

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 22.7 cm
  • Height: 4 cm
  • Width: 9.4 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case
  • b) Syringe barrel and double tip
  • c) Syringe plunger
  • d) 3 way stopcock with bung
  • e) Needle and canula
  • f) Needle and canula
  • g) Needle and canula
  • h) Trocar
  • i) Hollow tube with 6 canulae
  • j) Rubber tube with male and female attachments, in 5 fragments
  • k) Rubber tube with glass tube and male attachments, in 2 fragments

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plating,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Richard Eden Walker
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. R. Eden Walker G.P. in his New Westminster practice 1889-1923.