993.1217.1: Diaphragm Fitting Rings, 1911-1960

Additional Images

993.1217.1: Diaphragm Fitting Rings. Seven diaphragm fitting rings, sizes 60-90mm in case with product order sheets
Image No. 2709 Seven diaphragm fitting rings, sizes 60-90mm in case with product order sheets; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Seven diaphragm fitting rings, sizes 60-90 [Diameters: 60mm, 65mm, 70mm, 75mm, 80mm, 85mm, 90mm], stored in a hinged lidded "Deco style" black plastic box. 10 'Ortho Kit' product order sheets stored in lid, held in place by steel clip attached to hinge. 'ORTHO' in relief at foot of box.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.1217.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1911-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 13.6 cm
  • Height: 10.3 cm
  • Width: 14 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged lidded box
  • b) Fitting ring '90'
  • c) Fitting ring '85'
  • d) Fitting ring '80'
  • e) Fitting ring '75'
  • f) Fitting ring '70'
  • g) Fitting ring '65'
  • h) Fitting ring '60'
  • i) Product order sheet
  • j) Product order sheet
  • k) Product order sheet
  • l) Product order sheet
  • m) Product order sheet
  • n) Product order sheet
  • o) Product order sheet
  • p) Product order sheet
  • q) Product order sheet
  • r) Product order sheet

Object Materials

  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: The diaphragm fitting rings were used as trial sizes, testing for comfort and fit before a CAP was prescribed.