2014.4.1: Eye Calipers, 1952-1972

Additional Images

2014.4.1: Eye Calipers.
Image No. 3584 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Boxed CASTROVIEJO's eye calipers with double sided graduated scale, reading from 0mm to 20mm, and curved set screw. A yellow plastic sleeve is used to protect the straight sharp pointed tips when not in use. 'storz - stainless' is stamped into the calipers surface. 'storz Surgical Instruments' and 'EYE SCISSORS' are printed on the box lid.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2014.4.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1952-1972

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 8.5 cm
  • Width: 4.3 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lidded box
  • b) Calipers
  • c) Sleeve

Object Materials

  • card,
  • cardboard,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plastic,
  • printing ink,
  • stainless steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Storz
  • Owner: Dr. S. Graham Elliot
  • History of Use: Used in sclera marking procedures. Used by Dr. Elliot an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist who practiced in Vancouver between 1926-1972.