Since the hypodermic syringe was in invented in 1853, Morphine and Heroin Addicts have been determined to stick them in their veins, no matter the cost. These beautifully crafted, glass, antique syringes conjure romantic imagery of our junky forefather’s injection rituals and the lengths they went through to find the most direct and efficient way to administer their Drug of Choice – Heroin. They found the syringe to be the ideal means to an end. Yet, the mere thought of the syringe causes others to cringe. Somehow, they’ve become the ultimate divider. A line that most refuse to cross, or even approach. The difference between “us” and “them”. Their users are persecuted, ostracized and often imprisoned. And once choose to take that step, there’s no going back. They leave their mark on those who use them, ensuring that their. But to those who do not have such social hang-ups, they are the means to
Probably every junky who has picked up a needle has fantasized about using, or at least owning, an authentic turn of the century glass heroin syringe. I admit, I certainly have. It’s titillating just looking through these pictures, imaging the ritual that their use and up-keep demanded. Though they might not meet modern hygiene standards, the detail and craftsmanship of these syringes make the modern disposable feel cheap and ceremonial. Though their large gauge needles might make some modern junkies of less resolve might reconsider their RoA of choice. Would you be among the original junkies and brave the time honored practice of injecting with one of these antique syringes? I’d like to think I would. But maybe somethings are better left to fantasy.
A vintage, Victorian, gold hypodermic syringe.
Vintage French Syringe Kit
A beautifully turned ivory syringe with a glass bore mounted to the ivory with pewter and a pewter and ivory spout. The plunger is kept airtight with a plug of chamois leather. The pewter nozzle has a near black patina and the piece is otherwise in excellent condition. Dates to the late 19th century.
Antique Medicine Kit
Gorgeous mid-century un-used syringe with gadgets, needles, tubes, cock-stop, the works! Stainless steel metal tip all glass aspirating syringe features a smooth running piston assembly and five pieces of accessories. The syringe is about 14.2cm long and about 3.8cm wide and for 30ml.
Antique Syringe Hypodermic Needle in Black Box Purple Satin Royal Blue Velvet Lining Kit
Late 20th Century Syringe
Antique Morphine kit from the American Civil War (1861 – 1865).
Vintage Syringe Hypodermic Needle Box Kit
My needle of choice. Terumo U100 insulin syringe and needle 1ml. 29g x 1/2″
Rare 1800s Hypodermic Needle Antique Syringe Original Case
French Antique Heroin Syringe
Rare 1968 Vintage Czechoslovakia brass and glass syringe in original cardboard box. This 1ml syringe is a Tuberkulin by Chirana. Interchangeable syringe.
Vintage irrigating syringes. 8″-9″ in length.
Antique hypodermic syringe in original box 1940s – glass brass syringe Europe
Antique Medical Old Doctors 1800s Hypodermic Syringe Instrument Cased
19th Century Morphine Syringe in original lined case.
Vintage Russian Reusable hypodermic glass syringe 10 ml
Antique Durfee Embalming Syringe Aspirating Kit.
Antique Medical Syringes
1890’s Medical Hypodermic Needle Antique Syringe Original Chrome Case Vials
Antique Medical Syringe Hypodermic Needle Doctors Kit Caset Box Royal Blue
Vintage Medical Supply Assoc Glass 25 C C Syringe Kit
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