2006.297.1: Fluoroscope, 1930-1950

Additional Images

2006.297.1: Fluoroscope. Front view
Image No. 3204 Front view; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Hand held fluoroscope consists of a coated steel hood of pyramid form with handle. At the larger end of the hood is a lead glass fluoroscopic screen. At the smaller end is a viewing port of glass and a foam rubber cushion to provide a tight fit across the operators face [now distorted]. Surrounding the viewing port is a sheet of lead for protection and there would have been a leaded rubber apron fixed in front of the handle to give further protection, which is now missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.297.1
Collection: Radiomedicine
Date: 1930-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 30.5 cm
  • Width: 27 cm
  • Depth: 35 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • foam rubber,
  • glass,
  • lead,
  • metal,
  • steel,
  • unidentified coating,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: General Electric X-Ray Corporation
  • Owner: Dr. Brabizon J. Hallowes
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Brabizon Hallowes [1885-1961] born in Australia he relocated to Vancouver in 1936 where he opened a general practice. In later life he moved to Saturna Island.