2011.9.1: Pessary, 1950-1980

Additional Images

2011.9.1: Pessary.
Image No. 3086 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Boxed "VIMULE" contraceptive pessary size 2. A domed rubber cap with a silk cord threaded through two holes in the collar. Pessary dimension given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2011.9.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1950-1980

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 3.6 cm
  • Diameter: 5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lidded box
  • b) Pessary

Object Materials

  • cardboard,
  • paper,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • silk

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Edwin Stockdale
  • History of Use: Used for birth control.