Cartridge syringe in a box which consists of (a) a metal syringe which has a hollow cylindrical barrel that has an oval opening on two sides; the tip end is tapered to a small round opening with threading on the outside; the other end of the barrel has an attached plunger; the plunger is a solid cy…
Cartridge syringe in a box which consists of (a) a metal syringe which has a hollow cylindrical barrel that has an oval opening on two sides; the tip end is tapered to a small round opening with threading on the outside; the other end of the barrel has an attached plunger; the plunger is a solid cylindrical metal piece that fits into the barrel and has a flat round thumb piece; the top of the barrel has attached flat round finger grips; a needle adaptor (b) attaches onto the tapered tip; the needle adaptor resembles a tapered cap with threading on the inside lip and a short hollow bevelled needle on the inside; the syringe and needle adaptor are housed in a box which consists of (c) a bottom and (d) a lid; the box bottom is rectangular in shape with a closed bottom and four sides; the bottom has a cardboard insert cut out with the shape of the syringe; the lid fits over top of the box; a printed paper label has been put around the top, bottom, and left and right sides; the seal is now broken; manufacturing information is printed on the top and sides of the label
Number Of Parts
a - cartridge syringe (plunger down); Size: Length 7.7 cm x Width 4.9 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - needle adapter; Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
c - box bottom; Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
d - box lid; Size: Length 9.7 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
(d) The top of the box reads, "No. 987 Ayerst No. 987 // CARTRIDGE SYRINGE // WITH NEEDLE ADAPTER // Made in Canada // AYERST, McKENNA & HARRISON LIMITED // Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemists // 157723 // MONTREAL CANADA"; both the left and right sides read, "No. 987 Ayerst No. 987 // CARTRIDGE SYRINGE // WITH NEEDLE ADAPTER"
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(a,b) The syringe and needle adapter show no wear or corrosion; (c,d) the box and lid show minor staining and some wear; the paper label shows minor staining, but all printing is fully legible
Previous number #79; Similar to P9413, carpule syringe, in "Pilling Instruments And Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals" by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 171 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
Embossed on one side: "Allen & Cochrane // 5 Stores // OTTAWA, CAN. // 3 oz"
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0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Unit Of Measure
Moderate chip on back of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
John J. Allen. Wikipedia
John J. Allen was born in Dungannon in Huron County, Ontario in 1871. In 1900, he came to Ottawa and opened a drug store; eventually, he and his partner, William Cochrane, sold their business to United Drug Stores, later Rexall. Allen and Cochrane later established a brokerage firm. John J. Allen was mayor of Ottawa, from 1931 to 1933.