Brunton-type auriscope, cased, with lamp and hand lens, Paris, France, 1890-1930
This auriscope in its case, with a lamp and hand lens, appears to have belonged to a Dr. Rochforte. He used the auriscope to diagnose problems within the ear, nose, throat and possibly the eyes. The set includes a magnifying hand lens and spirit lamp. There are also three interchangeable ear pieces for looking into the ear canal. The auriscope was invented by John Brunton (1835-1899) in 1865. Several varieties were developed in the following decades, although none were as popular as his model. This example was made in Paris by instrument maker Collin.
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