Dental anaesthetic syringe, cased with accessories, England, 1885-1900

Made:
1885-1940 in England
maker:
Claudius Ash
and
Parke, Davis and Company Limited

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Dental anaesthetic syringe, glass and nickel-plated brass, cased, with accessories, by Parke, Davis and Co., London, 1885-1900

Numbing the mouth during dental treatments relieves the patient of pain. This syringe was used with an anaesthetic such as cocaine. The syringe barrel is stamped with the name of the maker and the date it was patented. Parke, Davis and Co., who made this syringe, was well known for producing cocaine-based products in the 1870s.

Details

Category:
Dentistry
Object Number:
A621121
Materials:
case, leatherette, syirnge, brass (nickel plated), syringe, glass
Measurements:
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overall (case open): 15 mm x 128 mm x 120 mm, 0.132 kg
type:
anaesthetic syringe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • syringe
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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