993.568.1: Ear Instrument Set, 1911-1960

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993.568.1: Ear Instrument Set. Handle with six instruments [from top]: blunt-tipped hook, tympanum perforating lancet, probe, curette, sickle-shaped knife, oval spoon.
Image No. 3488 Handle with six instruments [from top]: blunt-tipped hook, tympanum perforating lancet, probe, curette, sickle-shaped knife, oval spoon.; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

SPRAGUE's set of 6 interchangeable ear instruments with universal handle. The handle is hollow and forms a receptacle for carrying the instruments. Interchangeable attachments include a blunt-tipped hook, tympanum perforating lancet, probe, curette, sickle-shaped knife and oval spoon. Manufacturer's trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown] stamped into surface. Handle dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.568.1
Collection: Otolaryngology
Date: 1911-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.7 cm
  • Width: 1.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Handle with screw cap
  • b) Tympanum perforating lancet
  • c) Hook
  • d) Knife
  • e) Curette
  • f) Probe
  • g) Spoon, oval

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • metal,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Jetter & Scheerer