Brunton-type auriscope, cased, with lamp and hand lens, Paris, France, 1890-1930

Made:
1890-1930 in Paris
maker:
Collin et Compagnie

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Brunton's auriscope, cased, with Follin's ophthalmoscope auriscope lamp and hand lens, by Collin, Paris, 1890-1930

This auriscope in its case, with a lamp and hand lens, appears to have belonged to a Dr. Rochforte. He used the auriscope to diagnose problems within the ear, nose, throat and possibly the eyes. The set includes a magnifying hand lens and spirit lamp. There are also three interchangeable ear pieces for looking into the ear canal. The auriscope was invented by John Brunton (1835-1899) in 1865. Several varieties were developed in the following decades, although none were as popular as his model. This example was made in Paris by instrument maker Collin.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A659088
Materials:
case, leatherette, instruments, brass (nickel plated) and lining, suede
Measurements:
case fully open: 66 mm x 261 mm x 279 mm, .96 kg
case closed: 71 mm x 261 mm x 132 mm, .96 kg
type:
auriscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument