998.1.30: Syringe, Embalmer's Valve, 1930-1970

Additional Images

998.1.30: Syringe, Embalmer's Valve.
Image No. 1557 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Large plated brass syringe barrel with double tipped embalmer's valve. T bar handle and brass plunger on piston rod with screw on cap.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.30
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1930-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 20.6 cm
  • Width: 5 cm
  • Depth: 2.7 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Syringe barrel
  • b) Piston rod
  • c) Embalmer's valve
  • d) Tip
  • e) Tip

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • chrome plate

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. William Edward French
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Bill French [1920-1992] who was a general surgeon at the Burris Clinic, Kamloops British Columbia circa 1952 to 1972. In 1972 he joined the Workers Compensation Board in Vancouver and moved to Tsawwassen.