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    Posted 3 years ago

    Irishcolle…
    (134 items)

    Can anyone tell me what this box was used for. It has a lid top and bottom. The middle part has a folding handle and holes in the bottom. There are clips inside for holding something. Stamped to top lid is " W. H. Bailey & Son, London. Reg. design applied for." 4 1/4 x 2 1/8 inches x 1 3/8 inches deep.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      W. H. Bailey & Son, London furnished hospitals with equipment. This looks like a syringe box.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Keep in mind we are talking well over 100 years ago. I believe the metal syringe and attachment snapped into this and was then submersed to sterilize it. The bottom holes allowed draining from what I have read online.
    3. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 3 years ago
      All becomes clear once its explained. Many thanks fhrjr2 for solving this one so quickly.

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