Small brass octagonal box, gold-coloured, with a round knob on top with a lever beside it; twelve round blades come out of the bottom when the lever is pulled; release button on the side.
Number Of Parts
Used in China in 1918 for smallpox vaccinations by Dr. Howard Box and Dr. G. S. Cronk (donated by by L. Bruce Cronk).
On front: two small stars; on top: Roman numeral "VII"
Storage Room 0010
Length: 5.0 cm. x Width: 4.5 cm. x Depth: 4.0 cm.
Some minor tarnish; all moving parts still work, but are stiff; #2: condition unchanged
"Antique Medical Instruments" by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., p.119; letters from previous owner, L. Bruce Cronk
Used for smallpox vaccinations
On exhibit, Providence Continuing Care Centre: "Rockwood Asylum: Refuge and Renewal 1878–1905" from Feb. 13, 2007- Nov 2016. On exhibit as of Dec. 5, 2000; taken to Toronto for one day to be shown on TVO's "Body and Health" show; exhibit "Asylum," The Story of Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; Dec. 5, 2000.