999.3.103: Stethophone, Marsh's, c. 1895

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999.3.103: Stethophone, Marsh's.
Image No. 4079 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A hinged case containing a stethophone: a diaphragm type chest piece engraved with ' MARSH'S STETHOPHONE PAT APP' and a wooden extension tube which screws into the diaphragm of the chest piece. Binaural unit and double outlet attachment missing. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 999.3.103
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: c. 1895

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 17.5 cm
  • Height: 3 cm
  • Width: 9 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case
  • b) Chest piece
  • c) Extension tube

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • gold print,
  • gutta-percha,
  • leather,
  • plating,
  • silk,
  • steel,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Brabizon J. Hallowes
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Brabizon Hallowes [1885-1961] born in Australia he relocated to Vancouver in 1936 where he opened a general practice. In later life he moved to Saturna Island.