993.25.1: Auriscope, 1871-1930

Additional Images

993.25.1: Auriscope. Complete auriscope set
Image No. 1199 Complete auriscope set; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Brunton's style boxed auriscope with three interchangeable specula. Plane mirror with hole in centre.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.25.1
Collection: Otolaryngology
Date: 1871-1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 9 cm
  • Height: 6.3 cm
  • Width: 10.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lined hinged case with catch lock
  • b) Auriscope
  • c) Specula: 7mm
  • d) Specula: 6mm
  • e) Specula: 5mm

Object Materials

  • metal,
  • plating,
  • silk,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: Designed for use with an exterior light source. Reflector was pointed at light source to illuminate ear canal for viewing.