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From the Collection of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

White metal applicator probably made from nickel plate consists of watch spring attached to a piston and phlange which was attached to a glass tube mounted on black vulcanite by metal connections of various sizes.
Object Registration
midwifery, infant care
Historical information
This appliance can used in two different ways: externally to spray antiseptic mist on to the skin or internally on the back of the throat. Insufflator is the clinical term for spraying and applicator is the clinical term for the application of medical topical powders or liquids. This was used by the midwife in the care of mother and newborn babies.
When Made
1880 (approximate)
Last updated
13 Jul 2018 at 2:25PM