993.70.1: Forceps, Obstetrical, 1901-1950

Additional Images

993.70.1: Forceps, Obstetrical. Obstetric axis traction forceps
Image No. 1353 Obstetric axis traction forceps; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Obstetric axis traction forceps with hole and hook for handle attachment on one side. '289' stamped into both handles.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.70.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 39.5 cm
  • Width: 9.9 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Forcep, left side, with handle
  • b) Forcep, right side, with handle

Object Materials

  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. William D. Patton
  • History of Use: The instrument was used by Dr. William D. Patton [1880-1962], born Blantyre, Ontario. He obtained his medical degree from McGill in 1909 and moved to B.C. that same year. In 1911 he settled in Vancouver [associated in a practice with Dr. W.D. Kennedy for many years]. After he retired he continued with his research on infectious diseases.