993.782.1: Curette, Placenta, 20th Cent.

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993.782.1: Curette, Placenta.
Image No. 3842 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

MUNDE's placenta curette, a long slender tapering shaft terminating in a pear-drop shaped fenestra. The edge of the fenestra is rounded on one side and flattened on the other and on the inner surface. The supplier's name 'THE J.F.HARTZ Co.' and the manufacturer's trade mark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown (Rod of Asclepius)] are stamped into the surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.782.1
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 39 cm
  • Width: 2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • plating

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Jetter & Scheerer
  • Supplier: Hartz Co. Ltd., J. F.