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Beard Reducing Valve

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Inventory Number: 10302
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1998-7
Brief Description: Beard reducing valve for use with nitrous oxide. Metal cylinder with three metal protrusions from the top, including a valve. Inside of the cylinder, there is a copper alloy screw with a spring around it, a copper alloy collar attached to brown Bakelite. There is a large spring below all of the other elements. Invented by R Beard 1888.
Provenance: From the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Metal
Copper Alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
145 102 mm


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