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automatic topical dispenser

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
993004029
Description
Automatic topical medical dispenser made of frosted molded glass has stainless steel cap with flip-up lid; lid opens to a sloped center with small opening; unable to remove lid but appears to be a metal apparatus for raising objects inside; catalogue description reads: "Automatic topical medical di…
Accession Number
993004029
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Administration, Topical -- instrumentation
Disinfection
MM= Physician and Hospital Supply -- storage container
Description
Automatic topical medical dispenser made of frosted molded glass has stainless steel cap with flip-up lid; lid opens to a sloped center with small opening; unable to remove lid but appears to be a metal apparatus for raising objects inside; catalogue description reads: "Automatic topical medical dispenser -- fluid never exposed until used. Light pressure of applicator or sponge on despensing disk pumps fluid to surface. No caps to remove and replace -- no need to touch bottle. Airtight check valve in stainless steel pump unit eliminates evaporation and contamination over long periods, yet is always ready for instant use."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Valuator Dr. J.R. Scott; American Hospital Supply Catalogue order # 12040-020
Material
glass: frosted
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Raised design underneath: "2 OZ // .15 (A) 48 // U.S.A."; printed under lift-up cap: "MENDAUSA // STAINLESS // PAT. PEND."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.0 cm. x Diam. : 4.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage; #3: some matter stuck to bottom; dirty
Exhibit History
Hall of Honour - Bracken Exhibit
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