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Syringes - Glass, Mayer & Meltzner, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850568

Summary:
Syringes - Glass, Mayer & Meltzner, circa 1900. Used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia
Description:
Black box containing 2 glass syringes with straight, tubular bodies and fine tear-shaped nozzles, waisted at outlet from main body. Plungers end in cotton- reel shape with cloth wound around as seal. Lid at top of tube is rubber, fitting over tube and with hole for plunger. Also 5 thinner glass tubes each with closed bulbous end with 5 minute holes over it and 1 end slightly waisted just before opening. Each tube very slightly bent in centre. Syringes and tubes are wrapped in brown tissue paper. Box oblong, with rounded corners and slide- off lid on top. Covered in black oil cloth.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.50 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, glass, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: MAYER & MELTZER/LONDON/MELBOURNE & CAPE TOWN printed in gold on top of box lid. CZ/-; 21/-; written (in ink gone brown) on paper tag glued to bottom of box.
Manufacturer: Mayer & Melzer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Place Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1900
Manufacturer: Mayer & Melzer, Circa 1900

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