993.716.1: Forceps, Champetier de Ribes', 20th Cent.

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993.716.1: Forceps, Champetier de Ribes'.
Image No. 3824 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

CHAMPETIER DE RIBES' forceps, for introducing a colpeurynter. Curved fenestrated jaws, disjointing arms and ring handles with long ratchet locking mechanism. Manufacturer’s trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown (Rod of Asclepius)], 'GERMANY' and 'C H' stamped into surface. '72' stamped into both arms.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.716.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 30.2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Jetter & Scheerer
  • History of Use: Used to introduce Champetier de Ribes' colpeurynter, an inflatable bag, which when filled with water dilates the vagina or cervical canal.