Saline infusion apparatus

Warner & Webster (estab. Circa 1890)
Circa 1880-1920
Saline infusion apparatus, "Horocks", metal lidded box oval, comprising glass intravenous drip chamber, metal cannula, rubber tube, needle, wire insert for the needle and silk, in japanned box. The kit is in its original case.
Inscribed inside box 'Warner & Webster/(...)/Melbourne'
Arthur Warner and George Webster began trading towards the end of the 1800s in Melbourne's CBD. Originally a manufacturer of instruments, prosthetic limbs, mobility equipment, batteries for medical devices, and even x-ray machines, they also imported medical, surgical, and veterinary instruments and consumables as well.
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Object detail

glass, rubber, silk thread, cardboard, metal, paint
3.9 x 13 x 10 cm (case)
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
name/inscriptions ▫ marked on skein's cardboard: 'Warranted Pure Silk/No. 4' ▫ apparatus
maker's mark ▫ marked: 'Warner & Webster/(...)/Melbourne' ▫ case
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Medical History Museum Category


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