Object detail

Description
Blue, rectangular folder containing a set of 20 stainless steel hypodermic needles and 2 stainless steel mounts. Needles and mounts are attached to card labels.
Classification
CH classification MEDICINE Medicine syringe
Production place
Measurements
L167 x W100 x H12 mm (closed)
Media/Materials description
Stainless steel, cardboard
Signature/Marks
STAINLESS \ STEEL \ HYPODERMIC \ NEEDLES \ BRITISH MANUFACTURE
STAINLESS STEEL \ SERUM NEEDLES \ RECORD MOUNTS \ SHORT BEVIL \ LONG BEVIL \ LUER MOUNT \ LUER-LOC MOUNT"
STAINLESS STEEL \ HYPODERMIC NEEDLES \ RECORD FITTING
History and use
This is a set of hypodermic needles in a fold out display book. Made in England in the early Twentieth Century it may have been used for training purposes.

The Red Cross commenced operation in Australia in 1914 with the primary aim of sending care parcels to World War 1 troops. The service quickly expanded to provide a range of services including medical transport (of patients and equipment) and a tracing and messaging service (for contacting military personnel). Post-war, the emphasis was on relief efforts and medical care for returned servicemen. The Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service was started in 1929 in Melbourne, with Brisbane’s service opening soon after. The Australian Red Cross Blood Bank continues to be Australia’s primary collector and supplier of blood products.
Associated person
Registration number
H47738

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