Cystoscope in case, consisting of (a) a convex sheath that is a hollow, cylindrical tube which can house either the obturator (b) or the double catheterizing telescope (d); the bullet-shaped tip of the sheath, which bends at a 45 deg. angle, features an opening to accomodate the obturator and teles…
Cystoscope in case, consisting of (a) a convex sheath that is a hollow, cylindrical tube which can house either the obturator (b) or the double catheterizing telescope (d); the bullet-shaped tip of the sheath, which bends at a 45 deg. angle, features an opening to accomodate the obturator and telescope tips as well as a light bulb; the opposite end has a cast key-like opening for obturator or telescope as well as two small valves that protrude from the sides; the obturator is a thin, solid cylindrical metal instrument with flared ends; the bullet-shaped tip is cast to fit the sheath opening and has a rather sharp bevelled edge; the opposite end has a solid gripping handle that tapers from a rounded cube to a cylinder; the obturator fits inside the sheath with the tip coming out of the sheath opening and the gripping handle fitting tightly against the open end; the eyepiece (c) fits onto the end of the sheath tube; this lens consists of a very short length of hollow cylindrical metal tubing with a glass cover on one end and a round opening on the other; the end with the glass cover has a larger diameter and grooves on the outside edge; the double catheterizing telescope (d) consists of two parallel hollow tubes that are joined along their entire length; on one end the tubes come to a sharp bevelled point and on the other end the tubes are attached to another lens identical to the eyepiece, that has a red-bordered half-moon shaped glass cover; from this end, two small tubes protrude from the eyepiece and flare at their openings; the brown irrigation tube (e) is a brown rubber cylindrical tube which is open at one end; the opposite end has a small metal tube which tapers down to a very minute opening; this tapered metal tube fits into the rubber tube and is held there with a threaded binding; the typed instructions (f) are typewritten and detail the proper method to clean the cystoscope; all of the pieces fit into a purpose-built case (g), which is made of black cloth-covered wood with a green velvet lining on the inside; the case is rectangular in shape, is hinged at the back, and has a metal clasp at the front; the inside of the case has built-in green velvet dividers which conform to each individual piece; on the inside of the top of the case are two cloth straps which could hold additional components; the top of the box has the maker's name on it
Number Of Parts
a - convex sheath - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 3.8 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - obturator - Size: Length 24.5 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - eyepiece - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
d - double catheterizing telescope - Size: Length 22.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
e - rubber irrigation tube - Size: Length 12.8 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
f - typed instructions - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Width 13.6 cm
g - cloth-covered case - Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Depth 4.5 cm
Used by either Dr. C. H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
The convex sheath is stamped "MADE BY BOEHM ROCHESTER," as well as the number "32" near the opening for the obturator at the valve end of the instrument; the obturator is stamped "32" and "NOT CONNECTED WITH THE ELECTRO SURGICAL COMPANY;" the typed instructions are marked, "C. H. BIRD, M.D., C.M. H. G. BIRD, M.B., M.R.C.P. (LONDON) - TELEPHONE 90 'Wigborough' Gananoque, Ont.;" the cloth-covered case is marked "Boehm Surgical Instruments Corp., Rochester, N.Y."
Storage Room 0010
Each piece shows only minor signs of wear from routine use; the typed instructions are somewhat faded and brittle; the case has minor bubbling on the bottom; the front clasp is seized up and the case will not lock
"A Comprehensive Guide to Purchasing," by V. Mueller and Company, Chicago, 1956, p. 397 (similar to items GU5200-5240)