2005.23.1: Sigmoidoscope Set, c. 1957

Additional Images

2005.23.1: Sigmoidoscope Set.
Image No. 1964 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Sigmoidoscope set in case. Consisting of 30cm and 25cm sigmoidoscopes, inflating bulb, power unit, optic eye piece with lamp, transilluminator cord with 2 separate cord tips and lamp in socket connection and 3 spare lamps. A small metal plaque with manufacturer's details is pined to inner lid surface. There is Elastoplast tape with owners name written in ink on lid top and front edge. The outer tubes of the sigmoidoscopes are calibrated in centimeters and the obturator tips are tapered. 'MADE IN ENGLAND ALLEN & HANBURY'S LTD' is stamped into the outer tube of the larger sigmoidoscope and 'MADE IN ENGLAND' is stamped into the outer tube of the smaller sigmoidoscope. The power unit can be controlled by a dial [OFF to 6]. In relief on the back of the power unit is manufacturer's details 'WELCH ALLYN AUBURN, N.Y. U.S.A.' and 'SHOCK FREE A.C.110-120V-60CY. 744'. The inflating bulb has a green cord mesh covering the flatter bulb part and a 62.5cm long rubber tube.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2005.23.1
Collection: Proctology
Date: c. 1957

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 43 cm
  • Height: 8 cm
  • Width: 17.7 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged case with front catches
  • b) 30cm sigmoidoscope
  • c) 25cm sigmoidoscope
  • d) Power unit
  • e) Inflating bulb
  • f) Plastic sleeved transilluminator cord with lamp
  • g) Optic eye piece and lamp
  • h) Spare lamp for optic eye piece
  • i) Spare lamp for transilluminator cord
  • j) Spare lamp for transilluminator cord

Object Materials

  • Bakelite,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • cord,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plastic,
  • plating,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Allen & Hanburys Ltd.
  • Manufacturer of part d) : Welch Allyn
  • Owner: Dr. William E. J. Bennett
  • History of Use: Purchased in Moose Jaw circa 1957