993.681.1: Speculum, Vaginal, 1926-1975

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993.681.1: Speculum, Vaginal.
Image No. 3716 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Vaginal speculum comprising of a pair of blades [5 inch length] made of thermosetting plastic; the top blade can be raised by means of a racking system and tilted upwards at an angle, using a thumb screw. Attached to the lower blade is a holder for an external light source. 'SURGIMOLD TRADEMARK REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.’ and ‘MADE IN U.S.A. U.S.PAT.1587897’ is in relief on the surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.681.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1926-1975

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 19 cm
  • Width: 7.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • Bakelite,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Cameron's Surgical Specialty Company
  • Patent Country: U.S.Patent Number: 1587897Patent Date: 1926-06-08