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Title Graves' vaginal speculum
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1969
Description Vaginal speculum. Chromium-plated brass 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 a thumb screw; marked with Kny-Scheerer trademark and "KNY-SCHEERER -- GERMANY -- CHROME-PLATE"
Dimensions H-13 W-14 L-5 cm
Dimension Details 13h x 5L x 14w cm
Manufacturer or Distributor Kny-Scheerer Corporation, New York
Object ID 1985.026.011
Accession number 1985.026
Object cited in... George P. Pilling and Son Company. Catalog of instr and apparatus, 1932. p. 291, fig. P20430-34
Artist Graves, T. W.
People Graves, T. W.
Search Terms speculum
Gynecology
vaginal speculum
vagina
vaginal
dilation
Lexicon category Dilatation
Lexicon sub-category Speculum
Object Name Vaginal
Height (cm) 13
Length (cm) 5
Material Chromium-plated brass