2006.25.1: Abdominal Retractor, 20th Cent.

Additional Images

2006.25.1: Abdominal Retractor.
Image No. 3835 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Two part sliding abdominal retractor, consists of two U-shaped spreading arms arranged in opposed positions and overlapping with a sliding connection at one side. Each arm has it extremity at the opposite side inwardly turned to form a hook, with the hooks facing outwardly. 'PAT.APR.12.1910' stamped into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.25.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 11.6 cm
  • Width: 18 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Arm
  • b) Arm

Object Materials

  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Patent Country: USPatent Number: 955006Patent Date: 1910-04-12