Syringes - Glass, Mayer & Meltzner, circa 1900. Used in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia

Physical 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.


Example of medical equipment used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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