995.2.9: Auriscope Kit in Case, 1960-1990

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995.2.9: Auriscope Kit in Case.
Image No. 2669 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Black leather case with purple velvet and silk lining containing 3 round specula, 4mm, 6mm and 1 squashed into oval shape, an auriscope with magnified eyepiece [lens in hardened rubber casing] & internal lamp with socket for electrical plug, a jointed instrument holder with clamp, a pen shaped light source with socket for electrical plug and a mirror with handle. A purple ribbon attached to lid lining has manufacturer's details 'American Endoscopic Co. PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND' in gold print. 'A.E.Co.' has been stamped into mirror casing. The instrument holder has 'PAT APLD. FOR' stamped into surface. The mirror is not part of the kit.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 995.2.9
Collection: Otolaryngology
Date: 1960-1990

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 23 cm
  • Height: 3.5 cm
  • Width: 13.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lined hinged case with catch
  • b) Specula
  • c) Specula: 6mm
  • d) Specula: 4mm
  • e) Auriscope
  • f) Eyepiece for auriscope
  • g) Pen shaped light source
  • h) Instrument holder with clamp
  • i) Mirror

Object Materials

  • aluminium silvering,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • filament,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • plastic,
  • plating,
  • rubber,
  • silk,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: American Endoscopic Co.
  • Patent Country: U.S.
  • Owner: Dr. Glenn Alexander Agnew
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Glenn Alexander Agnew [1917-1995]. GP in Kamloops 1944-45, then in Vancouver until 1995.