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Title

Brunton's Auroscope

Description

Cased, with three metal speculae. Internal mirror to provide enough ambient light for illumination of canal and tympanum.

Case covered in black faux shagreen, with internal blue velvet lining. Lid internally padded, and base fitted with internal recesses for the auriscope and speculae.

Auriscope and speculae are nickel plated.

An auroscope is a medical device that visualizes the ear canal and tympanic membrane. Light is funnelled into the instrument and the image of the ear is reflected from an internal mirror towards the eye piece.

Date

c. 1880-1920

Identifier

2006/7.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.2 x 9.6 x 6.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Brunton's Auroscope

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

11.2 x 9.6 x 6.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

Auroscope Normal.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Brunton's Auroscope,” Heritage, accessed December 10, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/92.