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Millikin's patent universal syringe

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Dates
1822
1826
circa 1822-1826
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
1969.308.1 a-aa
Description
Velvet-lined walnut case (aa) with a key (z) contains a syringe and its accessories: (a) a brass pump with a ring handle; (b,c) cupping glasses with brass fittings; (d) a stomach tube; (e) brass valve possibly to fit on end of pump (a); (f) a brass fitting to screw onto the end of pump (a); (g) steā€¦
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Accession Number
1969.308.1 a-aa
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Aspiration
Bloodletting
Irrigation
Suction
Breast Feeding
Gastroenterology
Description
Velvet-lined walnut case (aa) with a key (z) contains a syringe and its accessories: (a) a brass pump with a ring handle; (b,c) cupping glasses with brass fittings; (d) a stomach tube; (e) brass valve possibly to fit on end of pump (a); (f) a brass fitting to screw onto the end of pump (a); (g) steel key (?) with two prongs at one end, and a notch on the handle; (h) a wooden mouth gag; (i) an outlet (?) with a scalloped end, fits top of (e); (j) rubber tube and fittings that fit (i,l,k,m,n,o and p); (k-p) ivory adaptors; (q-s) ivory nozzles for enema (?); (t-w) brass fitings; (x) brass two-way valve that fits (f); (y) brass key to turn end of syringe or to remove a metal piece and replace a washer.
Number Of Parts
27
Part Names
a - pump - Size: Length 18.5 cm
b - cupping glass - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 6.5 cm
c - cupping glass - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
d - stomach tube - Size: Length 69.0 cm
e - valve - Size: Length 5.0 cm x Width 4.0 cm
f - fitting - Size: Length 3.75 cm x Diam. 4.0 cm
g - key - Size: Length 9.25 cm
h - mouth gag - Size: Length 4.5 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
i - outlet - Size: Length 6.25 cm
j - fitting - Size: Length 9.75 cm
k - adaptor - Size: Length 3.0 cm
l - adaptor - Size: Length 3.0 cm
m - adaptor - Size: Length 2.5 cm
n - adaptor - Size: Length 2.4 cm
o - adaptor - Size: Length 2.4 cm
p - adaptor - Size: Length 3.0 cm
q - nozzle - Size: Length 6.0 cm
r - nozzle - Size: Length 5.0 cm
s - nozzle - Size: Length 7.75 cm
t - fitting - Size: Length 4.6 cm
u - fitting - Size: Length 4.6 cm
v - fitting - Size: Length 4.6 cm
w - fitting - Size: Length 4.6 cm
x - two-way valve
y - key - Size: Length 2.0 cm
z - key - Size: Length 3.3 cm
aa - case - Size: Length 27.25 cm x Width 21.0 cm x Depth 8.25 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Millikin
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1822
1826
circa 1822-1826
Date Remarks
Based on maker.
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
wood: brown
ivory: white
elastic gum (?): brown; black
rubber: white
fabric
Inscriptions
(a): "MILLIKIN'S, Patent Universal Syringe. // 301 Strand, London."; (x): "4 OZ."; "MILLIKIN, LONDON"; (y): "MILLIKIN LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-12
Condition Remarks
Very dirty; lots of oxide; several cracks across bottom of case; needs some tubing; #3: rubber - may require special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Note: (q) and (r) could be for ear irrigation; (s) could possibly be vaginal douche.
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