The Nurse's Aspetic Sub-Q' hypodermic syringe kit

Maker
The Randall Faichney Company (estab. 1888)
Date
Circa 1913
Description
"The Nurse's Aspetic Sub-Q" kit, comprising glass syringe and plunger with cotton piston, rubber grommet attached to nozzle with screw-on thread, metal and rubber needle cylinder, 2 metal screw-on needles, wire needlc elaner, glass tube with rubber stopper and ivory bakerlite case with metal fittings and blue label.
The company originally fabricated a range of parts for the medical and automotive community. During World War I, Randall-Faichney was awarded a government contract for the manufacturing of hypodermic needles, which spurred the company to focus entirely on medical devices.
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Object detail

Date
Medium
glass, cotton, metal, rubber, bakelite
Measurements
8.3 x 4 x 1.8 cm
Accession Number
MHM04003
Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
Inscriptions
name/inscriptions ▫ marked: 'The Nurse's/Aseptic/Sub-Q/Trade Mark' ▫ case
maker's mark ▫ labelled: 'Sub-Q Sto1001/The Randall Fauchney Co. Boston' ▫ syringe
patent/maker's mark ▫ marked: 'Pat. Jan. 7.13.' ▫ needles
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category

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