993.725.1: Pelvimeter, 1901-1950

Additional Images

993.725.1: Pelvimeter.
Image No. 3815 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

BREISKY's external pelvimeter with curved detachable arms and a scale graduated in centimeters [0-40cm]. Arm movement is adjusted by a large central screw. Manufacturer's name 'LEITER IN WIEN' stamped into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.725.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 33.2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • metal,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Leiter, Josef,
  • History of Use: Used to measure the diameter of the pelvis in relation to the birth of a baby in order to decide if a natural or operative vaginal delivery is possible or if and when to use a cesarean section.