Estimated Date: 1920
Name: Stethoscope, Capac, Bin-Aural
Manufacturer: Capac Co. Ltd.
Description: 13“x 9.5“x 2.5” brown, stained ash box contains ear piece adjusted with central screw, four bells and parts of two sets of tubing. A 6“x12” cover contains holders for the tubing and lifts out of the empty compartment. Three heavy bells are each 2.5” x 1.25”. One bell is 1“x 1”, which screws into center of any of the other three to provide a localizer for the sound. Two of the bells each have a narrow hole, which may fit a missing piece.Peter Noel-Storr was kind enough to send me the following comments: “My grandfather Charles Edward Noel-Storr founded the Capac Co Ltd in Barnes, London in the 1930’s. Whilst he did supply many hundreds of stethoscopes to the medical profession, the example pictured on your website was produced for use in industry particularly in the fields of automotive and aero engines as well as the water supply industry. Both his medical and industrial stethoscopes were — sold well into the 60’s, and in some cases I suspect are still being used to this day.” He sent me the instructions for use of the device that are shown here along with the stethoscope.