Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 2001.01.01
Object Name Syringe
Description Pewter Clyster with wooden handle, overall length of 18 3/4 in from tip to end of handle. Cylindrical mid-section is 9 1/4 in long & 3 in diameter. Wood handle 3 1/2 long, nozzle end 6 in long. Artifact was used for irrigating and evacuation of fecal material from the bowels and lower digestive tract. In the 19th century it was also used for delivery of drugs.
Date 1820-1850
Year Range from 1820
Year Range to 1850
Search Terms Clyster
Enema
Medicine
Medical Treatments
Syringe
Imagefile 006\20010101-3.JPG