Otoscope so designed that an inner ear can be illuminated with light from a candle. The inscription in the lid of the case reads “MANUFACTURED / BY / J. H. GEMRIG / 109 STH 8TH ST. / PHILADA.” Jacob H. Gemrig, a German immigrant, moved to this address in 1866.

Ref: Laurence Turnbull, Clinical Manual of the Diseases of the Ear (Philadelphia, 1872), pp. 65-66.

Maker: Gemrig, John H.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0165.480Accession Number: 2012.0165Catalog Number: 2012.0165.480

Object Name: otoscope

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 13.335 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ece5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1452375

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