This type of vaginal speculum was associated with Alfred Auvard (1855-1940), a French obstetrician and gynecologist. The “C. W. Alban Co.” inscription indicates Charles W. Alban’s surgical instrument firm in St Louis, Mo.
Ref: The Kny-Scheerer Co., Illustrations of Surgical Instruments (New York, 1915), p. 5204.
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