Vaginal Speculum


Part of patent model for Alexander Shiland, “Improvement in Speculums,” U.S. Patent 196,600 (Oct. 30, 1877). Shiland (1824-1885) was a graduate of Union College and the Albany Medical College who practiced medicine in West Troy, N.Y.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Women's Health


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-04321.01Catalog Number: M-04321.01Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 196,600

Object Name: vaginal speculum, patent modelOther Terms: Medicine

Measurements: overall: 1 7/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 17.145 cm x 3.81 cmopened: 5 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.4925 cm


Record Id: nmah_726671

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