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obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1835
1899
circa 1835-1899
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fa…
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Accession Number
004026003 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A pair of wooden handled obstetrical forceps with a traction handle in a cloth pouch; the forceps have a left (a) and a right (b) side and fasten together via a bolt in the center; the right handle has a swinging screw on it which fits through a slot on the left one; there is a wingnut (c) which fastens onto the screw working as an adjustable lock; the traction handle (d) attaches to a screw on the right handle and is a curved piece of metal with a wooden handle; the pouch is made of beige cloth with faded blue stripes.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - left handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
b - right handle - Size: Length 32.5 cm x Width 7.0 cm x Depth 3.8 cm
c - wingnut - Size: Length 3.8 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
d - traction handle - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 10.7 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
e - pouch - Size: Length 40.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
Provenance
Came from the Queen's Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Maker
Stevens & Son
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1835
1899
circa 1835-1899
Date Remarks
Stevens & Son was established around 1935 and wooden-handled forceps would not have been used after around 1900.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
fabric: beige
Inscriptions
"STEVENS // & SON" engraved on the left handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
The pouch is faded and dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Stevens Direct-to-Home Medical Supplies"; Internet: "Medical Antiques. com"; Queen's Archives; CD #6
Research Facts
Dr. A.A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject.
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compound monocular microscope

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Dates
1875
1880
circa 1875-1880
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
004026004 a-c
Description
A compound monocular brass microscope consisting of the microscope (a) with a round base with a knob on it; the body of the microscope rests on the base via a ball and socket making it adjustable; the knob tightens the socket locking the microscope into place; the top of the microscope rotates over…
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Accession Number
004026004 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
A compound monocular brass microscope consisting of the microscope (a) with a round base with a knob on it; the body of the microscope rests on the base via a ball and socket making it adjustable; the knob tightens the socket locking the microscope into place; the top of the microscope rotates over the fixed stage; there is an adjustable condenser and a knob which adjusts the height of the microscope; there is also a removable rotating mirror (b) beneath the stage and a removable eyepiece (c) at the top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 7.9 cm
b - mirror - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - eyepiece - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
Provenance
From the Queen's University Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1875
1880
circa 1875-1880
Date Remarks
Appears in a microscope collection book which gives the date as c. 1875
Material
metal: yellow, brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"DEPOS F" engraved on the knob on the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear on parts of the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Billings Microscope collection of the Medical Museum," Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., 1974. p. 67
Research Facts
Dr. A. A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject. Appears in a microscope collection book which says it is probably French.
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