993.9.1: Cupping Pump, 20th Cent.

Additional Images

993.9.1: Cupping Pump.
Image No. 10 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Suction pump with screw on glass cup. Instruction label 'How to keep pump in order' adhering to pump surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.9.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 17.3 cm
  • Width: 9.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Pump with handle, grommet and printed label
  • b) Cup with stem

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Seiriol L. Williams
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Seiriol Llewelyn Williams. Dr. Williams was born in Nanaimo, B.C., and graduated from Harvard University in 1936 with a medical degree. He interned at Montreal General Hospital, then accepted a position at Hall-Giovando Clinic in Nanaimo where he worked for 4 years. After WWII, in which he served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp, he moved to Vancouver where he set up a family practice. He died 1986.