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abdominal retractor

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001153
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right si…
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Accession Number
997001153
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Appendectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- retractor -- abdominal
Description
Abdominal retractor, which consists of a stainless steel instrument with a solid square metal bar onto which are attached two flattened arm pieces that curve outwards; the left arm piece is fixed to the bar, which the right arm piece can slide along the bar; a round screw at the end of the right side of the bar prevents the right arm from sliding off the bar; there is a rounded blade at the end of each arm; the blades are made of very heavy cylindrical metal wire formed into an oval shape that has been bent to face forwards; the ends of the blades are rounded
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The top of the right arm has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it stamped into the metal; the top of the left arm has the words, "INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the rod has the words, "Anatomy Dept." engraved into the metal; the bottom of the right arm has the word "Anatomy" engraved into the metal; both arms have the number "28" stamped into the metal at the inner edge, near the rod
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-6
Dimension Notes
Length 20.5 cm x Width 18.6 cm x Depth 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; no corrosion is visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #249; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 202 (similar to item 310-335) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Used as a retractor for appendectomy surgery
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Alexander's mastoid gouge

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001425
Description
Alexander's mastoid gouge, which consists of an instrument made from a single solid piece of metal; the main handle/shaft of the gouge is squared, with four flat sides and rounded corners; the gouge tapers slightly and rounds out to end with a semicircular, thin, sharp edge; the top has a concave g…
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Accession Number
997001425
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- chisel and gouge
Description
Alexander's mastoid gouge, which consists of an instrument made from a single solid piece of metal; the main handle/shaft of the gouge is squared, with four flat sides and rounded corners; the gouge tapers slightly and rounds out to end with a semicircular, thin, sharp edge; the top has a concave groove in the metal; the other end of the gouge flares out to form a thumbtack-like rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side of the handle/shaft has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above, as well as, "KNY-SCHEERER // GERMANY // 1 // 6 // m/m" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 17.4 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #675; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 3056 (similar to item #C/-4430, 3) (see attached photocopy); came in instrument roll 997.001.423 with 23 other surgical instruments; one broken instrument not catalogued; CD #6
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Alexander's mastoid gouge

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001426
Description
Alexander's mastoid gouge, which consists of an instrument made from a single solid piece of metal; the main handle/shaft of the gouge is squared, with four flat sides and rounded corners; the gouge tapers slightly and rounds out to end with a semicircular, thin, sharp edge; the top has a concave g…
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Accession Number
997001426
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting Tool -- chisel and gouge
Description
Alexander's mastoid gouge, which consists of an instrument made from a single solid piece of metal; the main handle/shaft of the gouge is squared, with four flat sides and rounded corners; the gouge tapers slightly and rounds out to end with a semicircular, thin, sharp edge; the top has a concave groove in the metal; the other end of the gouge flares out to form a thumbtack-like rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
One side of the handle/shaft has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above, as well as, "KNY-SCHEERER // GERMANY // 2 // 8 // m/m" stamped into the metal.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-7
Dimension Notes
Length 17.4 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #675; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 3056 (similar to item #C/-4430, 4) (see attached photocopy); came in instrument roll 997.001.423 with 23 other surgical instruments; one broken instrument not catalogued; CD #6
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Allis intestinal and tissue forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001018
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips …
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Accession Number
997001018
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- intestinal
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips flare out slightly, then curve inwards towards each other; the teeth interlock when the forceps are closed
Number Of Parts
1
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
One side of the forceps has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal; the other side of the forceps has the words, "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal and the word "Anatomy" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the forceps move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #116; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 93 (200-80) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," Canada Edition, by Jetter & Scheerer, c. 1960, p. 133 (03 364) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.019-.023; CD #3
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Allis intestinal and tissue forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001019
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips …
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Accession Number
997001019
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- intestinal
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips flare out slightly, then curve inwards towards each other; the teeth interlock when the forceps are closed
Number Of Parts
1
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
One side of the forceps has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal, and the word "Anatomy" engraved in the metal; the other side of the forceps has the words, "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal and the word "Anatomy" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the forceps move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #116; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 93 (220-80) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," Canada Edition, by Jetter & Scheerer, c. 1960, p. 133 (03 364) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.018 and 997.001.020-.023; CD #3
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Allis intestinal and tissue forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001020
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips …
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Accession Number
997001020
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- intestinal
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips flare out slightly, then curve inwards towards each other; the teeth interlock when the forceps are closed
Number Of Parts
1
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
One side of the forceps has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal, and an illegible engraving in the metal; the other side of the forceps has the words, "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal and the word "Anatomy" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 6.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the forceps move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #116; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 93 (220-80) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," Canada Edition, by Jetter & Scheerer, c. 1960, p. 133 (03 364) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.018, .019, and .021-.023; CD #3
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Allis intestinal and tissue forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001021
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips …
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Accession Number
997001021
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- intestinal
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips flare out slightly, then curve inwards towards each other; the teeth interlock when the forceps are closed
Number Of Parts
1
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
One side of the forceps has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal, and the word "Dept" engraved in the metal; the other side of the forceps has the words, "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal and the word "Anatomy1" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 15.4 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the forceps move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #116; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 93 (220-80) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," Canada Edition, by Jetter & Scheerer, c. 1960, p. 133 (03 364) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.018-.020 and .022-.023; CD #3
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Allis intestinal and tissue forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001022
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips …
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Accession Number
997001022
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- intestinal
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips flare out slightly, then curve inwards towards each other; the teeth interlock when the forceps are closed
Number Of Parts
1
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
One side of the forceps has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal, and the word "Dept" engraved in the metal; the other side of the forceps has the words, "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal and the word "Anatomy2" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 6.6 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the forceps move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #116; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 93 (220-80) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," Canada Edition, by Jetter & Scheerer, c. 1960, p. 133 (03 364) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.018-.021 and .023; CD #3
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Allis intestinal and tissue forceps

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001023
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips …
  1 image  
Accession Number
997001023
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- intestinal
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
Description
Allis intestinal and tissue forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two oval finger grips and rounded tips with 5x6 teeth; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central pivot and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles and blades are straight and the tips flare out slightly, then curve inwards towards each other; the teeth interlock when the forceps are closed
Number Of Parts
1
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
One side of the forceps has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal, and the word "Dept" engraved in the metal; the other side of the forceps has the words, "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal and the word "Anatomy 5" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 15.5 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but no corrosion; the forceps move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #116; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 93 (220-80) (see attached photocopy); "Surgical Instruments," Canada Edition, by Jetter & Scheerer, c. 1960, p. 133 (03 364) (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; also see 997.001.018-.022; CD #3
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aneurism needle

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001014
Description
Aneurism needle, which consists of an instrument with a closed hollow metal handle that is round at the gripping end and attaches to a cylindrical shaft at the other end; the shaft is long and narrow and tapers towards the tip which is bent in a semi-circle to the left and ends with a blunted point…
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Accession Number
997001014
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Description
Aneurism needle, which consists of an instrument with a closed hollow metal handle that is round at the gripping end and attaches to a cylindrical shaft at the other end; the shaft is long and narrow and tapers towards the tip which is bent in a semi-circle to the left and ends with a blunted point; there is an oval hole through the metal 0.4 cm from the point
Number Of Parts
1
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
The top of the handle near the shaft is engraved "OR"; the top of the shaft has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into it; the bottom of the shaft has the words, "THE J.F. HARTZ CO. GERMANY [box with a slash inside] STAINLESS" stamped into it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length 20.2 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The aneurism needle shows minor wear, but no corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #111; Similar to B/-1188 in "Surgical Instruments" by the Kny Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 2037 (see attached photocopy); Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; CD #3
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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Backhaus towel clamp forceps

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001071
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inward…
  1 image  
Accession Number
997001071
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inwards and each ends with a single sharp point; the blade points overlap at the very tips when the forceps are shut and locked; the snap catch ratchet is located between the two finger grips and has three catches
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom left handle has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal; the top right handle has the words "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the joint area has the word "Anatomy" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 13.1 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; there is no staining or corrosion visible; the moving parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #117; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 183 (P10563) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, c. 1920, p. 47 (2035) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.072-.074; CD #3
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Backhaus towel clamp forceps

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001072
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inward…
  1 image  
Accession Number
997001072
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inwards and each ends with a single sharp point; the blade points overlap at the very tips when the forceps are shut and locked; the snap catch ratchet is located between the two finger grips and has three catches
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom left handle has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal; the bottom of the joint area has the words, "Anatomy // Dept." engraved in the metal; the top right handle has the words, "INGRAM & BELL" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 13.1 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; there is no staining or corrosion visible; the moving parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #117; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 183 (P10563) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, c. 1920, p. 47 (2035) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.071, .073, .074; CD #3
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Backhaus towel clamp forceps

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001073
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inward…
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Accession Number
997001073
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inwards and each ends with a single sharp point; the blade points overlap at the very tips when the forceps are shut and locked; the snap catch ratchet is located between the two finger grips and has three catches
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom left handle has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal; the top right handle has the words "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the joint area has the word "Anatomy // Dept. 8" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 13.1 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; there is no staining or corrosion visible; the moving parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #117; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 183 (P10563) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, c. 1920, p. 47 (2035) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.071, .072, .074; CD #3
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Backhaus towel clamp forceps

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997001074
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inward…
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Accession Number
997001074
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- towel clamp
Description
Backhaus towel clamp forceps, which consist of a scissor-like instrument with two closed oval finger grips; the forceps are made of two parts with a fixed central box lock joint and snap catch ratchet that holds them together; the handles are straight and long; the blades curve downwards and inwards and each ends with a single sharp point; the blade points overlap at the very tips when the forceps are shut and locked; the snap catch ratchet is located between the two finger grips and has three catches
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The bottom left handle has the word "STAINLESS" and the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal; the top right handle has the words "INGRAM & BELL GERMANY" stamped into the metal; the top of the joint area has the word "Anatomy" engraved in the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 13.1 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear only; there is no staining or corrosion visible; the moving parts move freely
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #117; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Instruments and Equipment For Surgeons And Hospitals," by The George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932, p. 183 (P10563) (see attached photocopy); "Illustrated Catalog of A Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, c. 1920, p. 47 (2035) (see attached photocopy); see also 997.001.071-.073; CD #3
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Barnhill's adnenoid curette

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001442
Description
Barnhill's adenoid curette, which consists of an instrument made from a single piece of metal; the handle is long, hollow inside, and cylindrical with eight flat sides and a rounded end; the top of the handle tapers to join with a solid cylindrical shaft; the shaft tapers in, then flares out at the…
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Accession Number
997001442
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
MM= Curettage -- curette -- adenoid
Description
Barnhill's adenoid curette, which consists of an instrument made from a single piece of metal; the handle is long, hollow inside, and cylindrical with eight flat sides and a rounded end; the top of the handle tapers to join with a solid cylindrical shaft; the shaft tapers in, then flares out at the tip; the tip splits and curves out to the right and left sides, then straight again; originally the outer edge would have been straight, creating a square fenestration, but the outer edge is now broken off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor; donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The shaft has, "INGRAM & BELL // 1" stamped into the metal as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus with a crown above it.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-3
Dimension Notes
Length 21.6 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; the outer edge of the tip is broken and missing; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #675; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 3099 (similar to item #C/-7113-1) (see attached photocopy); came in instrument roll 997.001.423 with 23 other surgical instruments; one broken instrument not catalogued; CD #6
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Bosworth's tongue depressor

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001464
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are roun…
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Accession Number
997001464
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Diagnosis, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Depressor -- tongue
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
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
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
Inscriptions
Inside top of the handle has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 14.2 cm x Width 8.9 cm x Depth 2.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Tongue depressor shows wear and a great deal of plating loss is visible with minor inactive corrosion; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #601; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3253 (similar to item C/-13335) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; CD #7
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Bosworth's tongue depressor

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Dates
1914
1934
circa 1914-1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001465
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are roun…
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Accession Number
997001465
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Physical Examination
Diagnosis, Oral -- instrumentation
MM= Depressor -- tongue
Description
Bosworth's tongue depressor, an instrument made from a single piece of metal bent in a rounded 90° angle; handle is flat with vertical ridges front and back and a rounded end; blade is flat and has a bulbous rounded tip that is fenestrated with an oval hole; outer edges of blade and handle are rounded.
Number Of Parts
1
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
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1914
1934
circa 1914-1934
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914; logo type used between 1900 and 1934.
Material
metal: silver; dark grey
Inscriptions
Inside top of the handle has the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-1
Dimension Notes
Length 13.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 2.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Tongue depressor shows wear and some plating loss is visible with someinactive corrosion; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #601; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3253 (similar to item C/-13335) (see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; CD #7
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Bowman lachrymal probe

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Dates
1889
circa 1889
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
Accession Number
997001363
Description
Bowman lachrymal probe, which consists of a slightly bent length of solid cylindrical metal with rounded tips at both ends; the centre of the instrument has an attached thumb grip; this is a flat piece of metal shaped into two attached ovals with tapered outer points; the thumb grip is attached to …
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Accession Number
997001363
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Ophthalmology
MeSH Heading
MM= Exploring Instruments -- probe -- lacrimal
Description
Bowman lachrymal probe, which consists of a slightly bent length of solid cylindrical metal with rounded tips at both ends; the centre of the instrument has an attached thumb grip; this is a flat piece of metal shaped into two attached ovals with tapered outer points; the thumb grip is attached to the centre of one side of the probe.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor and donated by Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Dates
1889
circa 1889
Date Remarks
Logo type used between 1889-1900
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The outer edge of the thumb grip has the numbers "5 // 6" stamped into the metal, one at each end as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it, stamped into the metal at the centre, between the numbers.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-9
Dimension Notes
Length 12.9 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal was tarnished; the metal has been bent several times and is no longer straight; metal shows only minor scratches; no corrosion is visible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #709; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; arrived in and stored in a canvas pouch (not catalogued) with 997.001.351-.362 and 997.001.364; "Eye Instruments," by Storz Instrument Company, (n.d.), p. 89 (item E-4204) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
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Bozeman uterine dressing forceps

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Dates
1923
1963
circa 1923-1963
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
Accession Number
993004247
Description
Two symmetrical blades are joined by lock box to form scissor-like instrument; handles have one circular, one oval finger ring; shanks curve down from handle toward joint, then curve upward; jaws taper to blunt points; vertical serrations along inside of jaws; ratchet closure
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Accession Number
993004247
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Gynaecology
MeSH Heading
Hemostasis, Surgical -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- uterine
Description
Two symmetrical blades are joined by lock box to form scissor-like instrument; handles have
one circular, one oval finger ring; shanks curve down from handle toward joint, then curve
upward; jaws taper to blunt points; vertical serrations along inside of jaws; ratchet closure
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
Date Remarks
Dated from Miltex catalogue.
Material
stainless metal: silver
Inscriptions
"INGRAM & BELL // GERMANY // 36"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D8-7
Dimension Notes
Length: 26.0 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm. x Depth: 1.5 cm.
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Reference Book: "Miltex Instrument Co. Illustrated Catalogue" p. 409 #MX30-805; CD #4
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Brinckerhoff rectal speculum

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
Accession Number
997001155 a-b
Description
Brinckerhoff rectal speculum, which consists of a two-piece metal instrument; the speculum (a) consists of a length of hollow, cylindrical tubing with a closed slightly-tapered tip and an open round end that has a rounded lip surrounding it; the top of the tube is open and has slots at the sides to…
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Accession Number
997001155 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Proctology
MeSH Heading
Colon and Rectal Surgery (Specialty) -- instrumentation
Proctoscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Dilatation -- speculum -- rectal
Description
Brinckerhoff rectal speculum, which consists of a two-piece metal instrument; the speculum (a) consists of a length of hollow, cylindrical tubing with a closed slightly-tapered tip and an open round end that has a rounded lip surrounding it; the top of the tube is open and has slots at the sides to allow a slide (b) to be inserted; the bottom of the end of the speculum has an attached handle; the handle is made of a flat piece of metal with rounded sides and a rounded end; the handle curves downwards and away from the tip; the upper edge of the end of the handle has vertical gripping grooves stamped into the metal; the slide consists of a piece of metal with a slightly convex rectangular top piece that fits into the open area of the speculum to create a tube; there is a flat handle attached to the slide; the handle curves upwards and has a rounded end; the end of the handle has horizontal gripping grooves stamped into the top edge
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - rectal speculum - Size: Length 15.1 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 9.2 cm
b - slide - Size: Length 14.5 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 2.3 cm
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Logo type used from 1934 onwards
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
(a) The inside edge of the end of the handle has the number "1" stamped into the metal; (b) the bottom of the slide's handle has the words, "SAUNDERS LIMITED // CHROME PLATED // 1" stamped into the metal as well as the Jetter & Scheerer logo of a snake twisted around a caduceus rod with a crown above it; the inner side of the slide has the words "MADE IN GERMANY" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E8-8
Condition Remarks
The metal shows minor wear, but the chrome is complete and unstained; no corrosion is visible; the two parts arrived taped together with masking tape, which was removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #251; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Surgical Instruments Suction and Pressure Apparatus," The J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 292 (item 380-142); "Surgical Instruments," by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 1915, p. 2187 (item B/-5335) (see attached photocopies); CD #5
Exhibit History
May 24 - Sept. 13, 2001: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Museopathy exhibit
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