993.141.1: Trocar, 1900-1928

Additional Images

993.141.1: Trocar.
Image No. 2937 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Pocket exploring trocar. Delicately carved ivory case with a top cap which unscrews to reveal a silver cannula. The handle is marked with the size number '4' and with the name of the manufacturer ' ARNOLD & SONS LONDON'.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.141.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1900-1928

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.5 cm
  • Width: 1 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Handle, shaft and point
  • b) Cannula
  • c) Screw cap
  • d) Cover for shaft and point

Object Materials

  • ivory,
  • silver alloy,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Arnold & Sons
  • Owner: Dr. John B. Ringwood
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Barney Ringwood who in 1953 joined a general practice with Dr. Hugh Atwood in Williams Lake B.C. In 1968 Dr. Ringwood retired and died in 1986.