2006.130.1: Specula, Rectal, 1901-1930

Additional Images

2006.130.1: Specula, Rectal.
Image No. 1907 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

SIM rectal specula with set screw and wire blades. Adult size, blades 8.2 x 2.3 cm [3¼ x ⅞ inches]. Manufacturer's trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown] stamped into handle.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.130.1
Collection: Proctology
Date: 1901-1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 21.3 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Jetter & Scheerer
  • Supplier: Kny-Scheerer Corporation
  • Owner: Dr. Harold Dyer
  • History of Use: Instruments used by Dr Harold Dyer [1875-1963] born in England, he completed his medical training [M.R.C.S. & L.R.C.P.] in London in 1898 and a fellowship [F.R.C.S] in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1904. Dr Dyer served in the Boer War between 1900-1902 and in WWI 1915-1918. He emigrated to Canada in 1905 and became health officer for the Municipal District of North Vancouver. He became Coroner in 1923 until he retired in 1961.