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Title German Type Obstetrical Forceps
Other Name Naegele's-type obstetrical forceps
Year Range from 1853
Year Range to 1857
Description Two symmetrical nickel-plated steel blades are joined by a fixed pivot pin to form scissor-like instrument ; shanks are slightly curved above joint, jaws are concave and curved inward to form cephalic curve with large, oval fenestrations; the pelvic curve begins blades come together at proximal end to form solid handle of wood on metal, with strong finger grips; handles terminate in two rounded knobs with a deep groove above them; exterior of shank near joint is marked: "GOULDING & CO. -- NEW YORK".
Notes Naegele designed his forceps in 1853.
Goulding & Co. went out of business in 1857.
Dimensions W-2.5 L-13.5 inches
Manufacturer or Distributor Goulding & Co., New York
Object ID 0046
Accession number 0044-0046
People Naegele, Franz Joseph, 1810-1851
Search Terms Forceps
delivery
Birth
obstetric
obstetrical
Obstetrics
Gynecology
Gynecologist
Birth
Child
Childbirth
Lexicon category Delivery
Lexicon sub-category Obstetrical forceps
Object Name Obstetrical forceps