Packets of hypodermic needles, Germany, 1914-1918

1914-1918 in Germany

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painted yellow metal container with 2 sections, containing 2 packets of hypodermic needles with mounts, for military use, German, 1914-1918

This yellow tin container suggests that these needles were once component parts of a large military medicine chest. Inside the container are two cardboard packets of steel hypodermic needles. When attached to syringes, they could have been used for a range of treatments, such as to administer anaesthetics, blood transfusions or saline injections. Made for the German Army, the needles were used during the First World War.


Object Number:
needles, steel, tin and wrapping, cardboard
hypodermic needle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • drug delivery device
  • hypodermic syringe
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument

Cite this page


We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.

Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero

Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data


Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.