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Old 5th Apr 2022, 07:35
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Strange objects...

I'm looking for help from the collective knowledge and inventiveness here. I have found a walking stick, or part of one, amongst my father's belongings and cannot figure out why it contains a small vial. The walking stick is in parts that screw together. The bottom part is missing, but when you remove the duck's head at the top, a small vial with a rubber stopper is neatly fitted within the top part with a spring below it to cushion it. The label on the vial is headed 'Becton Dickinson' and 'sterile vacutainer' with a number below.

So what is it? Answers below please. By the way, if it is worth anything, offers will be accepted.


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Old 5th Apr 2022, 07:41
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These folks would be a good start ... BD Vacutainer Safety Solutions for Blood Collection
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 07:50
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That's a very old vacutainer. The red top indicates that it has no additive and is used for serum. I assume the '86 is the expiry date, and it is certainly a very old design.


Why someone apparently has posted it into a walking stick, I have no idea! It's not much use for taking a sample without a needle and needle holder.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 07:52
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See Vintage threaded brass goose head top walking stick with tippling wine flask | eBay

Looks like someone replaced your glass container with a blood container possibly due to breakage
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 08:43
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See Vintage threaded brass goose head top walking stick with tippling wine flask | eBay

Looks like someone replaced your glass container with a blood container possibly due to breakage
SNAP !
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 09:53
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Thanks everyone! This also neatly ties in with my family's fondness for a tipple. It makes more sense than them being vampires...

Anyhow... when I started the thread I was wondering if anyone else has any strange objects lying about, so post away.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 19:07
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To paraphrase Mrs. Thatcher, "Who is Mr. Strange, and why does he object?".
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 01:16
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This place is full of strange objects. Should you be wanting ones with no answer, or ones to which (only?) I know the answer?
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