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Beck-Schenck tonsil snare

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1973.5.35
Description
Beck-Schenck nickle-plated steel tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cu…
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Accession Number
1973.5.35
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Beck-Schenck nickle-plated steel tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut into it at the left side; a finger grip piece fits over this square section and has a round finger ring on the right and left sides; there is also an attached cylindrical snare wire holder that fits inside the cylindrical length and comes out through the opening in the head; a flat metal lever is attached to the left side below the finger grips; the handle fits into the slot in the square length and screws onto the base of it; the piece of the handle that fits through is cylindrical and threaded; the handle end has a round thumb grip with a rounded piece attached to the outer edge; when all three pieces are joined, the finger grips can be moved up and down and make the snare wire holder move in and out of the opening in the head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. G.A. MacGowan of Toronto.
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 28.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Wester Bros. Catalogue, 1962, p. 88; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Arrived in doctor's bag 1973.5.1 along with other similar instruments.
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Beck-Schenck tonsil snare

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1980.5.3
Description
Beck-Schenck nickle-plated steel tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cu…
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Accession Number
1980.5.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Beck-Schenck nickle-plated steel tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut into it at the left side; a finger grip piece fits over this square section and has a round finger ring on the right and left sides; there is also an attached cylindrical snare wire holder that fits inside the cylindrical length and comes out through the opening in the head; a flat metal lever is attached to the left side below the finger grips; the handle fits into the slot in the square length and screws onto the base of it; the piece of the handle that fits through is cylindrical and threaded; the handle end has a round thumb grip with a rounded piece attached to the outer edge; when all three pieces are joined, the finger grips can be moved up and down and make the snare wire holder move in and out of the opening in the head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Morris Miller of Toronto.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Engraved on side: "USA"; on handle ring on one side: "10".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 27.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Brown's tonsil snare

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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004264 a-b
Description
Metal handle has detachable rod where metal snare is attached and adjusted; attachment fits into square hole and handle opens into "Y" shape to accept attachment and has hook to clamp attachment into fitting; Note: item is missing.
Accession Number
993004264 a-b
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Metal handle has detachable rod where metal snare is attached and adjusted; attachment fits into square hole and handle opens into "Y" shape to accept attachment and has hook to clamp
attachment into fitting; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 18.5 cm. x Width 19.5 cm. x Depth 1.5 cm.
b - snare attachment - Size: Length 20.5 cm. x Diameter2.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (City)
Tuttlingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Logo (see accession sheet for drawing): resembles $ surmounted by a crown; "CMB // 3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
some corrosion; shows extreme wear
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," Kny-Scheerer Co., 21st ed., 1915,
p. 3216, item C12048
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Eve's plain pattern tonsil snare

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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1978.25.8
Description
Tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut into it; a finger grip piece f…
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Accession Number
1978.25.8
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut into it; a finger grip piece fits over this square section and has a round finger ring on the right and left sides; there is also an attached cylindrical snare wire holder that fits inside the cylindrical length and comes out through the opening in the head; a flat metal lever is attached below the finger grips; the handle fits into the slot in the square length and screws onto the base of it; the piece of the handle that fits through is cylindrical and threaded; the handle end has a round thumb grip with a rounded piece attached to the outer edge; when all three pieces are joined, the finger grips can be moved up and down and make the snare wire holder move in and out of the opening in the head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. C.R. Black of Toronto.
Maker
Mayer & Phelps
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 27.3 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Used by Dr. Black in his practice.
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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Eve's tonsil snare with ratchet

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001473 a-d
Description
Eve's tonsil snare with ratchet, which consists of four parts: (a) ratchet/shaft; (b) wire/shaft/finger rings; (c) handle/thumb ring; and (d) screw; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and cylindrical with two open, round finger grips and one open, round thumb grip at one end;…
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Accession Number
997001473 a-d
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Eve's tonsil snare with ratchet, which consists of four parts: (a) ratchet/shaft; (b) wire/shaft/finger rings; (c) handle/thumb ring; and (d) screw; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and cylindrical with two open, round finger grips and one open, round thumb grip at one end; the instrument is designed so that if the finger rings are pulled, an inner shaft will be pulled inside an outer shaft; a wire loop attached to the tip of the inner shaft will get pulled inside; the tip of the outer shaft is open to allow the wire to go in and out; the end of the thumb ring has a flattish metal bar attached to the outside end; one side of the outside shaft has ratchet notches cut into the metal.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - ratchet/shaft - Size: Length 23.1 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - wire/shaft/finger rings - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 2.2 cm
c - handle/thumb ring - Size: Length 4.8 cm x Width 5.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
d - screw - Size: Depth 1.5 cm x Diam. 0.8 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
F.A. Koch & Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The centre of the outer shaft has the words, "F.A. KOCH & CO. // GERMANY" stamped into the metal; above this, the number "19" is stamped into the metal; (b) the number "19" is stamped into the metal of the joining piece between the finger rings; (c) the base of the thumb ring has the number "19" stamped into the metal; (d) none
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Condition Remarks
All parts show some wear; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #610; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrated Catalog of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 225 (item #7705) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; CD #7
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Lewis tonsil snare

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011025
Description
The tonsil snare has a solid, T-shaped handle attached to a heavy screw bar; a small hole runs through the bottom of this handle where a screw used to be; another T-shaped handle/finger grip runs along this bar, and controls the extension of the wire snare at the far end; a studded wheel also runs …
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Accession Number
994011025
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
The tonsil snare has a solid, T-shaped handle attached to a heavy screw bar; a small hole runs through the bottom of this handle where a screw used to be; another T-shaped handle/finger grip runs along this bar, and controls the extension of the wire snare at the far end; a studded wheel also runs along the screw bar and controls the movement of the finger grips; gripping lines are stamped into its metal rim; four studs protrude from this wheel-shaped piece; the heavy screw bar leads to a thin metal tube that ends with an oval hole; the wire snare protrudes from this hole; materials are brass and chrome-plated metal.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Maker
J. Sklar Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Identified in 1966 catalogue
Material
metal: yellow; silver
Inscriptions
None
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 25.0 x Width 6.5 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Condition Remarks
The chrome plating is flaking off the bottom T-shaped brass handle; the chrome plating is almost completely flaked away from one handle arm; there are no dents or other major damage; there are minor signs of wear in the form of small scratches along the last smooth rod; minor corrosion in the grooves of the screw bar; #2: handle slightly scratched.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Surgical Instrument Catalogue," by the Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 260 (very similar to item #N-6385) (see attached photocopy); CD #4.
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified this item as a "tonsil snare."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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Lewis tonsil snare

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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
993004250
Description
Hollow threaded cylindrical shaft has one open side, exposing central rod; rod has two closed and one open eye at tip through which snare loop is attached; other end of rod is an arched "T" which slides up and down shaft; also on shaft is a ring with four holes and two scres, resembling a ship's st…
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Accession Number
993004250
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Hollow threaded cylindrical shaft has one open side, exposing central rod; rod has two closed and
one open eye at tip through which snare loop is attached; other end of rod is an arched "T" which
slides up and down shaft; also on shaft is a ring with four holes and two scres, resembling a
ship's steering wheel, which moves along threads; snare end of shaft receives the threaded end
of a hollow cylinder which terminates in a flared end; a serrated ring is threaded onto cylinder
near joining end; handle is at opposite end, a "T"-shaped piece with upward curving arms
which is secured to instrument by a turn-screw
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (City)
Tuttlingen
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"CMB // STAINLESS // HARTZ // INGRAM & BELL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.3 cm. x Width: 6.5 cm. x Depth: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
(no initial comments); # 2: no damage
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," J. Sklar Mfg. Co. Inc., 17th ed., 1967, p. 282, item 350-610; CD #4
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Sloan's tonsil snare

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1970.8.25
Description
Snare is a straight cannula with a flared tip; a three-ring finger hold at end and a two-ring sliding finger hold to pull wire; butterfly nut holds wire ends; square shaft with an "S" curve to elevate cannula.
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Accession Number
1970.8.25
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Snare is a straight cannula with a flared tip; a three-ring finger hold at end and a two-ring sliding finger hold to pull wire; butterfly nut holds wire ends; square shaft with an "S" curve to elevate cannula.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Harold DeWitt Ball via Dr. Olive Ibberson.
Maker
J.F. Hartz Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: grey; silver
Inscriptions
"J.F. HARTZ CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Butterfly nut does not stay in place and is tied to the instrument with string; no wire.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Sloan's tonsil snare

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1972.15.7
Description
Tonsil snare, a loop of wire attached to a movable part in a track; two circular finger holds on movable part, one circular thumb hold at end.
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Accession Number
1972.15.7
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Tonsil snare, a loop of wire attached to a movable part in a track; two circular finger holds on movable part, one circular thumb hold at end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: the Nightingale Tea Room, Elora, Ontario, on behalf of St. John's Church, Elora; instruments from a local doctor's general practice.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co. (?)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 26.2 cm x Width 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Wire bent, rusting.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments," 20th ed., by Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3218; CD #UHN
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001007 a-c
Description
Beck-Schenck tonsillectome/tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: (a) a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut i…
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Accession Number
997001007 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- snare -- loop -- tonsil
Description
Beck-Schenck tonsillectome/tonsil snare, which consists of an instrument made up of three parts that fit together: (a) a head piece that has a hollow cylindrical length with an open oval head; the bottom of the cylindrical length has an attached square length of metal which has a rounded slot cut into it at the left side; a finger grip piece (b) fits over this square section and has a round finger ring on the right and left sides; there is also an attached cylindrical snare wire holder that fits inside the cylindrical length and comes out through the opening in the head; a flat metal lever is attached to the left side below the finger grips; the handle (c) fits into the slot in the square length and screws onto the base of it; the piece of the handle that fits through is cylindrical and threaded; the handle end has a round thumb grip with a rounded piece attached to the outer edge; when all three pieces are joined, the finger grips can be moved up and down and make the snare wire holder move in and out of the opening in the head
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - tonsil snare - head; Size: Length 22.6 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
b - tonsil snare - finger grips; Size: Length 13.2 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 2.8 cm
c - tonsil snare - handle; Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 5.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Logo type used between 1900 and 1934
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The top of the square length has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal; (b) the bottom of the lever has the number "68" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Condition Remarks
The tonsil snare parts show only minor wear and no corrosion; moving parts move freely; this example has no snare wire or loop
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #59; Similar to 350-580-595 in "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 281 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; very similar to C/-12043 in "Surgical Instruments," by Kny-Scheerer, 1915, p. 3216 (see attached photocopy); CD #3
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