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[IP] remember? - sharpening needles

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002 02:07:18 -0400 John Kinsley wrote:
>BD sold a stainless steel cylindrical container with a rubber cap to hold a
>2cc syringe.  The container was to be filled with alcohol and there was a
>coil spring at the top of the container that suspended the syringe so the
>needle would not touch the bottom.  The alcohol quickly destroyed the rubber
>cap and it soon became too much of a bother to keep the container filled
>with the rapidly evaporating alcohol so the syringe was boiled every few
>weeks or so, if I remembered.

I still have another model, also BD, that prevented the needle from touching
the bottom by narrowing the diameter of the container at the point where the
syringe transitioned to the needle. Otherwise, your description covers mine.

Tom Beatson
dx 1942, 506 1995, 508 2000
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