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Antique hypodermic syringe of PRAVAZ - End of the 19th - ALONE WITHOUT CASE


Hypodermic Pravaz syringe - 19th century

Glass syringe and celluloid

not functional



PRAVAZ syringe: Antique syringe from the end of the 19th century.

Morphine addicts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries often used this type of elegant, discreet syringe in its small case, which could easily be slipped into a pocket.

Glass and celluloid syringe (first plastic to be created in the mid-1800s)

This syringe has a graduated plunger and a glass body, but the tips are not made of metal but appear to be made of celluloid resin, the ancestor of all plastics, manufactured at the end of the 19th century.

A screw thread graduated from 0 to 10 is used to adjust the stroke and measure the quantity of liquid injected. 


Syringe dimensions: Length 7.5cm without needle 

Non-functional, as the plunger has disintegrated over time, the threaded rod has come out of the syringe body