Henry & Jouvelet pump for blood transfusion housed in square, silver metal case. Case has a handle and a tray containing needles and a round container for the coiled tubing. Sticker on case says 'Not a working model...'
CH classification MEDICINE Medicine blood pump
Case: L146 x W125 x H114 mm
Tube Case: H9 x Dia105 mm
Metal, rubber, aluminium
NOT A WORKING MODEL \ DO NOT TURN HANDLE.
TUBE 2 \ POUR L'APPAREIL \ L.HENRY & Dr p. JOUVELET \ BREV. S.G.D.C. \ POUR OUVRIR \ PERCER AVEC UNE ESPINGLE \ Ets GAZEL \ 5. ROUTE De GOURNAY \ NOISY-LE-GRAND \ S.A.O.
CE TUBE NEST \ PAS STERILE
History and use
The Henry & Jouvelet blood pump was designed in France in the late 1930s. It was one of the earliest 'roller pumps' and was used in blood transfusions as well as other medical applications. This pump has a sticker on its case saying "Not a working model. Do not turn handle". As such, it may have been used for display or training purposes. It is accompanied by a pump tube (in case) and needles. The pump is part of Queensland Museum's Red Cross collection.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.