Self-activating hypodermic syringe kit

Denyer Brothers (estab. 1889)
Self-acting hypodermic syringe consisting of glass and metal barrel and spring-loaded needle delivery mechanism. Toothed metal skin forceps and spare needle are included in the case. Instruction sheet, probably not original, is under the false lid, along with two bundles of wires. Case is rectangular, black with purple lining. Lid is hinged and fitted with push-button clasp.
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metal, glass, cork, cardboard, velvet, satin, paper, ink and gilt
15 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm (case)
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
scale/inscriptions ▫ impressed into plunder: divisions and '15/10/5'
patent/maker's mark ▫ syringe barrel marked: 'PAT: (logo comprising 2 superimposed capital As)::'
maker's mark ▫ as printed label inside case lid: 'DENYER BROTHERS/Surgical Instrument/Makers/MELBOURNE'
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Medical History Museum Category


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