993.588.1: Probang, Esophageal, 1901-1950

Additional Images

993.588.1: Probang, Esophageal.
Image No. 3234 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

FERGUSON's bristle probang. At one end is the thumb ring which is attached to a long wire, sheathed in a flexible tube with a finger hold attachment. Attached to the other end are bristles, held in place by cord, which flange out when the wire is pulled, topped by a small circular sponge.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.588.1
Collection: Otolaryngology
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 40.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • cord,
  • hogs hair,
  • metal,
  • plastic,
  • sponge,
  • textile,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: Used to reach and help remove obstructions along the esophagus.