Category: Obstetrics and Gynecology Pre 19th Century Instruments
Estimated Date: 1680
Name: Speculum, Urethral or Vaginal
Description: 8.25“x0.5“x0.25” frame holds a screw to advance or open blade 3x.5” tapered to a point. There are three blades, two beside the screw mounted one, one on each arm of the hinged apparatus to close to a narrow probe. The whole mechanism is activated by turning a 3.5“x2” right angled handle. All made of steel.
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