998.1.34: Needle Carrier, 1940-1970

Additional Images

998.1.34: Needle Carrier.
Image No. 3860 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

BOZEMAN type curved needle carrier. Flexible [spiral] lower shaft with probe end with eyelet, finger loops at opposite end with threaded bolt for attachments. Incomplete, handle missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.34
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1940-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 31 cm
  • Width: 5.2 cm
  • Depth: 1.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • 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.