Name/TitleInstrument: Transparent pink plastic box holding needles
About this objectTransparent pink plastic box holding 4 needles, plus a small bundle of gold wires. Box is indented with: Solila Hypodermic Needles. Made in Australia. Trade Distribution. The Amalgamated Dental (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Melbourne - Sydney". One one side is printed L 23 x 1 1/4. The needles are engraved with either 23 or 21G.
This item was one of several items in a bag that belonged to Doctor Mary Walker, a Scot who came to Adelaide in 1953. Her specialty was Obstetrics and Gynaecology and she worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital until 1979. She would take this bag with her to deliveries. The Hospital's theatre block was named the Mary Walker Wing in her memory.
Date MadeCa 1950s
Medium and MaterialsPlastic, surgical steel
MeasurementsNeedles: L 4.5cm x W 0.6cm
Box: L 7cm x W 6cm x D 1cm
CollectionCalvary Hospital Collection