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Title Hodge's long obstetric forceps
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1893
Description Hodge's long obstetric forceps. Long steel blades have both cephalic and pelvic curves; shanks crossover junction and are held in place by a French lock with screw; handles open from lock to distal end; handles are smooth and long; half circle upward turn handle for finger grips; manufacturer: "M.S. Kern" and marked on base of shank; modification of Bandelocque long type.
Notes Hugh Hodge designed his forceps in early 1870s.
Horatio G. Kern went out of business in 1893.
Dimensions H-8 W-6.5 L-40 cm
Dimension Details Fenestration 1 1/4"
Cephalic curve 2"
Pelvic curve 3 1/4"
Manufacturer or Distributor Horatio G. Kern, Philadelphia, PA.
Object ID 0055
Accession number 0055
People Hodge, Hugh Lenox, 1796-1873
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
Height (cm) 8
Length (cm) 40