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Uterectors, w/ applicator, guide, and case

 Artifact — item: TCRAM2002-008-018
Identifier: RAM2002-8-18

Content Description

This set of instruments is contained within a shallow, faux-leather, black box of lightweight wood and paper. The hinged lid is secured with a single, central snap. Most of the interior surface is affixed with a single, large, white label printed with black text and stamped in red ink. The upper panel, above the hinge and under the lid, presents seven numbered statements, which relate directions, warnings, and suggestions for use. The patent number, manufacturer's name, location, and insignia--a small coat of arms--are present here as well. The bottom panel, upon which the instruments sit, are several printed precautions and scale-size illustrations of the actual items within. Crescent-shaped perforations hold 9 "uterectors" in place; each is a simple stem pessary composed of a chromed spring and a convex cap inscribed with the manufacturer's name, patent number, and size. Two brass hooks hold the chromed applicator instrument in place; the device is a slender length of tubing outfitted with a tiny spring-loaded claw at the tip. The opposite end is textured with a crosshatched grip, rung with a simple finger rest, and tipped with a short thumb plunger. The final item included here is a length of wire bent into a horse-hoof shaped, looping, guide with a thin, twisted handle. The guide is 10 5/8" in length and 3/4" at the widest point. The applicator is 10 1/4" in length and 1 3/4" at the widest point. The uterectors are each 7/8" at the widest diameter, but vary from 2 to 2 1/2" in length. The case is 1 1/2"x 11 7/8"x 4".

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: Circa 1950



0 Cubic Feet (Dimensions: 36.27cm x 7.02cm x cm)