The inscription on this otoscope reads “WAPPLER ELECTRIC CO. / N.Y. / PAT. NOV 2. 1915.” That on the case reads “WAPPLER ELECTRIC CO., Inc. NEW YORK.”

Ref: Reinhold H. Wappler, “Handle for Illuminative Diagnostic Instruments,” U.S. Patent 1,158,600 (Nov. 2, 1915), assigned to American Cytoscope Makers, Inc.

Maker: Wappler Electric Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Old Curiosity Shop, through Smithsonian Research Fund

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.1005.15Accession Number: 1981.1005Catalog Number: 1981.1005.15

Object Name: otoscopeOther Terms: Medicine

Measurements: case: 1 3/4 in x 6 in x 2 15/16 in; 4.445 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.493 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-70ed-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_726387

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