A fine antique sterling silver syringe by Albert S. Aloe used for the injection of haemorrhoids.
The solid barrel syringe comes with a cap. The accompaniments include a silver blunt ending hollow cannula for the exploration and injection of sinuses and fistulae etc. A long needle with a long silver sheath for the injection of haemorrhoids, with a set screw by means of which the distance the needle is inserted can be regulated and which also protects the operator from the sharp end of the needle.
Aloe was born in Scotland in 1842 and died in St. Louis, Missouri in 1893, the A. S. Aloe Company was founded around 1860. The original lined case is signed ‘A S Aloe & Co’ on the body of syringe and the lid label.