998.1.32: Tongue Depressor, 1940-1960

Additional Images

998.1.32: Tongue Depressor.
Image No. 3169 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

STEHMANN's self-retaining, clip-style tongue depressor with coiled spring hinge. 'J.F.HARTZ.DETROIT' stamped into flat oval tongue depressing component, and three initials 'R.I.H' [Royal Inland Hospital (Kamloops)] stamped into curved surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.32
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1940-1960

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 7.6 cm
  • Width: 6 cm
  • Depth: 16.3 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • plating

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.