A tag on the wooden box holding this cystoscope reads “A.C.M.I. / TRADE MARK / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.” Inscriptions inside the box read “WAPPLER ELECTRIC MFG. CO., NEW YORK, U.S.A.” and “A.C.M.I. / PATENTED / TRADE MARK.” Reinhold H. Wappler (1870-1933) was born in Germany, obtained a technical education in instrument making, and moved to the United States in 1890. He began his own business, Wappler & Fayer, in New York, in 1897; this became Wappler Electric Mfg. Co. in 1910. He established the American Cytoscope Co. in 1903

Date Made: 1910-1917

Maker: Wappler Electric Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Dr. Shepard Jerome

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-06978Catalog Number: M-06978Accession Number: 214894

Object Name: cystoscopesOther Terms: Diagnostic Medicine

Measurements: box: 2 1/2 in x 12 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 32.0675 cm x 10.795 cm


Record Id: nmah_730074

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