993.523.1: Mouth Gag, 1933-1980

Additional Images

993.523.1: Mouth Gag.
Image No. 3161 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

JENNING's 12cm wide mouth spreader gag with rubber covered blades, 'LOKTITE' ratchet locking device and finger guard, 'REG U.S.PAT.OFF.'. Manufacturer's name 'HASLAM' and 'RICHTER PATENTED' stamped into handle with 'V.G.H. O.R.' [Vancouver General Hospital, operating room] engraved above.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.523.1
Collection: Otolaryngology
Date: 1933-1980

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 6.5 cm
  • Width: 17 cm
  • Depth: 9.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Haslam & Co.
  • History of Use: Used to hold the patient's mouth open when working in the oral cavity, or to force the mouth open when it cannot open naturally.