Speculum, vaginal; D.D.S.; [?]; 2010.15


Speculum, vaginal

About this object

Vaginal speculum; a steel one-bladed 'sims' speculum for use during vaginal surgery. Stamped: "D.D.S. Made in England" and engraved: "S.O.H.B. O.P.D. 14/4/65".



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Date Made


Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, steel

Inscription and Marks

Stamped: 'D.D.S. / MADE IN ENGLAND' and engraved: 'S.O.H.B. / O.P.D. / 14/4/65'.


h 40mm x l 172mm x w 103mm

Subject and Association Keywords

gynaecology and obstetrics, operative gynaecology

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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Copyright Licence  

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AngelGynecology 11 Jul 2012 12:35 PM,UTC

This gynecological instrument can be used even when the patient is assuming the left lateral position. This is used to take a satisfactory amount of cervical smear. This also aids in the insertion of other intrauterine device like the IUD. There are different sizes of a Vaginal speculum.
Vaginal Speculum