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Yanckeur Sucker Head x 5

From the Collection of Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Vic

Description
Used for sucking excess fluid from the site - could be fluid, blood or vomit etc.
x4 sucker heads dull metal & x1 sucker head shiny metal
Long, curved in 3 parts with it splitting into 3 rods (all the same diameter as the original rod) towards one end and a knob at the other.
Size
40 mm 1st part.110 mm 2nd part, 125 mm length 3rd part .270 mm altogether. 90 mm long where there are 3 rods.
Object Registration
KVHS 0550
Keywords
medical instrument. hospital equipment. tawonga. mt beauty. yanckeur
Historical information
This medical instrument was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950s specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.
Significance
Historical: Shows the development of scientific hospital equipment. Provenance: Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment.
Last updated
27 Jul 2017 at 4:37PM