2006.111.1: Forceps, Obstetric, 1901-1950

Additional Images

2006.111.1: Forceps, Obstetric.
Image No. 3807 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

PORTER-MATHEW's obstetric forceps with safety catch bar and wingnut fitted to handle. Supplier's name 'The J.F. Hartz Co.', manufacturer's trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown (Rod of Asclepius)] and 'NORMAL AT4' stamped into handle. This type of forceps would have been used with an axis traction handle which is missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.111.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 28.8 cm
  • Width: 8.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Right forcep
  • b) Left forcep

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Kny-Scheerer Corporation
  • Supplier: Hartz Co. Ltd., J. F.