Take a half length of No. 6 tube and smooth both ends in the lamp flame or blowpipe flame.
Now to make a plunger: Cut an 81/2-inch length of No. 2, smooth one end, close the other end and blow a slight bulb. When cold, wet the closed end and insert it into a small wet rubber coupling.
Note: Always grasp a tube near the end when you insert it into a coupling or stopper, because if you hold it too far back you may break it. Insert it with a twisting motion, after wetting the end and the inside of the coupling or stopper.
Fig. 68. A Syringe
Wet the inside of the large tube, wet the plunger and rub it on a cake of soap to make it slippery, then try it in the large tube. If the plunger is too large, stretch the coupling lengthwise; if it is too small, crowd the coupling together lengthwise. If the bulb is too large or too small, dry it, heat in the blowpipe flame until it shrinks, and blow another.
When the plunger is made, attach a No. 4 nozzle to the No. 6 tube with a large coupling, arrange as in Fig. 68, and your syringe is made.
Fill the large tube with water and see how long a stream you can make.
Fig. 69. Another syringe
Heat a piece of No. 6 in the blowpipe flame at a length of inches and draw it out into a nozzle; smooth the other end in the lamp flame. Use the same plunger as in Experiment 48, and your syringe is made (Fig. 69). Try it out with water.
Heat a piece of No. 6 tube in the blowpipe flame at a length of 7 1/2 inches, draw it out, and close the end, then smooth the other end.
Now to make a plunger: Heat a piece of No. 2 tube 1/2 inches from one end in the lamp flame, draw it out into a nozzle, and break it off, leaving a small hole at the end of the nozzle. Smooth the other end in the lamp flame, flare it out slightly, allow it to cool, dip it into water and insert it into a small wet coupling.
Fig. 70. A Third Syringe
Now fill the large tube with water and insert the coupling plunger (Fig. 70). Do you get a fine long stream?