993.387.1: Urethratome, 1891-1940

Additional Images

993.387.1: Urethratome.
Image No. 3154 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

OTIS-WYETH’s urethratome, plain, straight, with cog wheel [cog missing] and two knives in a case. The two knives are ratcheted and can be advanced by rack and pinion. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.387.1
Collection: Urology
Date: 1891-1940

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 31.7 cm
  • Height: 5.4 cm
  • Width: 5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged lidded case
  • b) Urethratome
  • c) Knife
  • d) Knife

Object Materials

  • gold print,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • nickel plate,
  • plating,
  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: An instrument for cutting a urethral stricture.