995.2.7: Stethoscope, Binaural, 20th Cent.

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995.2.7: Stethoscope, Binaural.
Image No. 1313 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Binaural stethoscope, consists of plain unit with hard black rubber ear tips and two broken lengths of black rubber tubing attached. Bell chest piece with screw-on hard rubber cone end, single outlet with black rubber tube with metal insert attached. 'B-D' stamped into top of bell chest piece. Initials SM? are scratched onto the 'Y' connecter insert attached to the single tube. 'Y' connecter missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 995.2.7
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

Object Parts

  • a) Binaural unit with ear tips and tubing
  • b) Tube with metal inserts for 'Y'connecter and chest piece attached
  • c) Bell chest piece with screw-on cone end

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Becton, Dickinson & Co. (Chest piece)
  • Owner: Dr. Glenn Alexander Agnew
  • History of Use: Belonged to Dr. Glenn Alexander Agnew [1917-1995]. GP in Kamloops 1944-45, then in Vancouver until 1995. Possibly originally used by his father Dr. Thomas Hadden Agnew who came to Vancouver from Ontario 1910-15. Died in 1948.