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Object Name Cauterizer
Description Black leatherette case with exposed metal hinges and clasps. There is a leather handle on the lid top, held with metal slots. All the metal is rusted. Inside the lid are six round metal clasps and one flat clasp. Four of the rounded clasps have instruments in them. All the instruments are made of glass and have small rounded ends. The other ends are formed differently- curved with a flat bulb, a 45 degree bend, a taper, ridged that continues to a smaller tube with a cork stopper. The flat clasp holds two pieces of twisted copper wire. The lower half of the case has a panel with knobs and switches. From left to right- a flat meal tab with a brown/black Bakelite knob. It swings into two positions. There are metal discs for both positions and rods to stop the swing. There is an OFF/ON name plate; A brown/black Bakelite screw knob sits on two metal rods. It pushes a metal tab down (morse key); Three plug rods with the label tab CAUTERY; two plug rods with the label tab HIGH FREQUENCY; A flat metal that swings into three positions with a brown/black Bakelite knob. There are three metal discs for the positions and metal rods to stop the swing; A round plastic ring that surrounds a hole in the panel; Two plug rods with the label tab DIAGNOSTIC LAMP; a compartment for other instruments is also in the lower half. It is lined with purple velvet. Above the makers tab is a double brown and white cord ending in a two pronged outlet. In side the compartment are the following instruments- A black cylinder that tapers at one end and has a black and white cord ending in a rectangle double female connector; A metal rod that has a black cylinder and a light bulb at one end and a double twisted yellow cord ending in a rectangle double female connector; A black rectangular tab with two small rods at one end and a small tab with a Bakelite button and ending in a double black and white cord ending in a rectangle double female connector.
Catalog Number 1997.1.19
Date 1931
Collection HSL- Library