993.616.1: Irrigating Urethroscope, 1901-1950

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993.616.1: Irrigating Urethroscope.
Image No. 3697 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

An irrigating urethroscope in a case consisting of one sheath with a stopcock and outlet nozzle and three inter-changeable probe ends of different sizes, a universal telescope, a magnifying lens attachment, an obturator No. 25, cords and switch, a boxed spare lamp, one galvano-cautery point [handle and conducting cord missing] and a cauterizing brush. Manufacturer C.G. Heynemann's label is attached to the lid. Paper label attached to base reads 'Es ist ratsam den Abflu├čkanal am Tubus sofort nach Gebrauch gut durchzusp├╝len, am besten unter Zuhilfenahme einer Spritze, damit eine Verstopfung (besonders mit Blut-gerinnseln) vermieden wird.' Translation: 'It is advisable, rinse well the drainage channel on the tube immediately after use, it is best to use a syringe to avoid any blockages [especially with blood clots]'. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.616.1
Collection: Urology
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 4.8 cm
  • Width: 30.8 cm
  • Depth: 14.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case
  • b) Sheath
  • c) Universal telescope
  • d) Magnifying lens attachment
  • e) Obturator No. 25
  • f) Sheath probe end
  • g) Sheath probe end
  • h) Cords and switch
  • i) Boxed spare lamp
  • j) Galvano-cautery point
  • k) Cauterizing brush
  • l) Support attachment

Object Materials

  • Bakelite,
  • cardboard,
  • copper alloy,
  • cord,
  • filament,
  • glass,
  • hair,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • plating,
  • printing ink,
  • steel,
  • unidentified coating,
  • varnish,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Heynemann, C. G.
  • History of Use: Urethroscopes help diagnose and treat genito-urinary diseases.