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737.010

Heaf self firing pocket gun, Mark 6, for tuberculin, with 20 needles, in card box

Production date
1970
Production place
oxford
Production organisations
EAST OF OXFORD
Down Bros. and Mayer & Phelps, Ltd.
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The Heaf test is a skin test which was used until 2005 to reveal whether children and adolescents required the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis. The instrument has six short needles which injected a testing serum into the skin. The puncture site would then be re-examined 2-7 days later, and the level of blistering or papules (bumps) would reveal whether the patient had previously experienced some form of TB and had developed immunity. Those who had not would be referred for follow-up, e.g. an x-ray and the BCG vaccine.

Part 737.010.1

Classification:
1403: Vaccinators, multiple puncture apparatus, vaccination pads, shields
Object Name:
box
Location:
On Display
Description
Black card box with foam lining for Heaf self firing pocket gun
Inscription
EAST/ OF/ OXFORD/ SUPPLIED BY/ DOWN BROS and MAYER & PHELPS Ltd/ [...]
Production date
1970
Production place
oxford
Production organisations
EAST OF OXFORD
Down Bros. and Mayer & Phelps, Ltd.

Part 737.010.2

Classification:
1403: Vaccinators, multiple puncture apparatus, vaccination pads, shields
Object Name:
inoculation gun
Location:
On Display
Description
Heaf self firing pocket gun, Mark 6, for tuberculin tests
Production date
1970
Production place
oxford
Production organisations
EAST OF OXFORD
Down Bros. and Mayer & Phelps, Ltd.

Part 737.010.3

Classification:
1403: Vaccinators, multiple puncture apparatus, vaccination pads, shields
Object Name:
lid
Location:
On Display
Description
White plastic cylindrical lid for heaf gun
Inscription
EAST OF OXFORD/ MARK 6/ PAT/ No./ 05804/65/ ENGLAND
Production date
1970
Production place
oxford
Production organisations
EAST OF OXFORD
Down Bros. and Mayer & Phelps, Ltd.

Part 737.010.4

Classification:
1403: Vaccinators, multiple puncture apparatus, vaccination pads, shields
Object Name:
tube
Location:
On Display
Description
White plastic tube containing cotton padding and spare needles
Production date
1970
Production place
oxford
Production organisations
EAST OF OXFORD
Down Bros. and Mayer & Phelps, Ltd.