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Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1939
Description Graves' vaginal speculum. Nickel-plated metal duck-billed bivalve speculum; fixed posterior blade is extended at proximal end to form a straight handle with inward hook at end; anterior blade is shorter than posterior blade and has a short slit at proximal end; the proximal end of anterior blade extends on one side to form an arm that opens and closes the hinged anterior blade; the arm is controlled by a thumb screw and threaded rod; anterior blade is hinged to a forked handle with slit in center, connected to straight handle with wing nut; marked: "Hartz."
Dimensions H-13.5 W-12.5 D-5.5 cm
Object ID 0019
Accession number 0019
People Graves, T. W.
J.F. Hartz Company, Ltd.
Search Terms speculum
Gynecology
vaginal speculum
vagina
vaginal
dilation
Lexicon category Dilatation
Lexicon sub-category Speculum
Object Name Vaginal
Depth (cm) 5.5
Height (cm) 13.5
Material nickel-plated metal