Jubé-type blood transfusion apparatus, made in Paris c.1900–45. The double-ended blood transfusion apparatus meant that the blood recipient and donor could be hooked up to the same device. The whole transfusion process took 30 minutes.
The apparatus was invented by Dr Louis Jubé, whose name is printed on the lid of the tin. The inscription translates as ‘Royal Italian Army’. It is believed that this object was used by Sir John Smith Knox Boyd (1891–1981), a British bacteriologist. He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Second World War and was responsible for blood transfusion and vaccination services in the Middle East.