993.49.1: Enema Syringe, 19th Cent.

Additional Images

993.49.1: Enema Syringe.
Image No. 2121 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Enema syringe barrel and piston rod with fiberous material wrapped around the lead plunger. 'PIR-- TETTNANG' stamped into piston screw cap. Tettnang is a district in Germany.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.49.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 25.6 cm
  • Diameter: 4.4 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Barrel
  • b) Piston rod

Object Materials

  • fiber,
  • lead,
  • pewter,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: Referred to in November 1970 Archives Committee report [B.C. Medical Journal Vol.12, No.11] as purchased for $20.