Hypodermic syringe for cocaine

Made:
1880-1910 in England
maker:
Unknown

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

© The Board of Trustees of the
Science Museum Group

© The Board of Trustees of the
Science Museum Group

© The Board of Trustees of the
Science Museum Group

© The Board of Trustees of the
Science Museum Group

Case containing a Hypodermic syringe, glass and nickel-plated brass, with accessories. 20 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm, 61 g. The case is lined in a distictive purple velvet and contains one vial inscribed with 'COCAINE', a syringe and two needles. Trace residues remain inside glass barrel. Probably English, 1880-1910.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A620601
Materials:
case, leatherette, lining, silk, lining, velvet, syringe, brass (nickel-plated), syringe, glass
type:
hypodermic syringes
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.