Suturing machine, United States, 1943

Made:
1943 in United States
maker:
Singer Manufacturing Company

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Singer U.S.A. suturing machine, boxed and in leatherette case with leaflet. Made in 1943.

Suturing is used to stitch wounds closed during surgery. The bobbins were used to hold the suturing material, normally made of nylon, that unwound when needed. The needles are made of chromium plated steel and could withstand the high temperatures required to sterilise instruments. The ends of the needles are octagonal to improve the grip of the instrument on the machine. This suturing machine was made by the Singer Manufacturing Company, which is most famous for making sewing machines.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
1999-188
Materials:
cardboard, chromium, ebonite, leather, paper, stainless steel, velvet
Measurements:
overall (open): 30 mm x 267 mm x 292 mm, .407 kg
overall (closed): 40 mm x 267 mm x 95 mm, .407 kg
instrument: 23 mm x 237 mm x 23 mm,
type:
suturing machine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
credit:
Thackray Medical Museum

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