NPWHF0752 - Medical Spirit Lamp
Spirit lamp used in surgery to heat, sterilize small surgical instruments eg. needle points, blades. Polished stainless steel flask containing a cotton wick. A screw cap closes the flask neck and wick. Would have used methylated spirits for fuel.
Object ID: NPWHF0752 - Medical Spirit Lamp
Materials: stainless steel. cotton
Dimension: H 80mm, 60mm round.Neck 20mm W
Provenance: Alice Springs Hospital Library