995.2.5: Weighted Speculum, Vaginal, 20th Cent.

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995.2.5: Weighted Speculum, Vaginal.
Image No. 1383 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A single end AUVARD vaginal speculum, with a blade measuring 2¾ x 1½", and weighted with a heavy 2½ lb weight. Commonly used in procedures such as vaginal hysterectomy or dilation and curettage.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 995.2.5
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 22 cm
  • Height: 8.2 cm
  • Width: 9 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • plating

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Glenn Alexander Agnew
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Glenn Alexander Agnew [1917-1995]. GP in Kamloops 1944-45, then in Vancouver until 1995.