993.701.1: Hook, Obstetric, 20th Cent.

Additional Images

993.701.1: Hook, Obstetric.
Image No. 3845 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

BRAUN's blunt hook with cross handle. Manufacturer’s trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown (Rod of Asclepius)] stamped into the surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.701.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 34.1 cm
  • Width: 10 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • metal,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Jetter & Scheerer
  • History of Use: Used for decapitating the fetus [i.e. used for the division of the fetal neck during labour when neither spontaneous delivery nor delivery by version was possible].