998.1.14: Mouth Gag, Collin, 1940-1970

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998.1.14: Mouth Gag, Collin.
Image No. 3621 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

COLLIN's mouth gag with two pivoting claws, ring handles and ratchet lock. Supplier's company 'HARTZ' stamped into surface. '4' stamped into inside surfaces of both arms directly below screw lock.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.14
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1940-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.6 cm
  • Width: 10.5 cm
  • Depth: 3.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Supplier: Hartz Co. Ltd., J. F.
  • Owner: Dr. William Edward French
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Bill French [1920-1992] who was a general surgeon at the Burris Clinic, Kamloops British Columbia circa 1952 to 1972. In 1972 he joined the Workers Compensation Board in Vancouver and moved to Tsawwassen.