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
Object Number: 752
Materials: stainless steel. cotton
Dimension: H 80mm, 60mm round.Neck 20mm W
Provenance: Alice Springs Hospital Library