A pair of arthroscopic forceps (model 1.002) with a hinged handle and a “b-scoop” tip. The mechanism closes downwards in a basket- like hollow. The finish of the handle is more polished than similar instruments from this manufacturer. The typical matte finish may have worn away. Black and white bands are painted on the finger ring of the stationary outer part of the handle.
The inner handle of the forceps actuates the mechanism.
Accession Number: 2021.JAC.148
Alternative Name: Arthroscopic Forceps
Primary Materials: Stainless Steel
Printed on the moving portion of the Handle: “1.002”
Stamped on the opposite side: “STAINLESS
Stamped on the inner surface: “A6 481”, “PAT. PEND.”
Printed on the upper portion of the handle: “SHUTT – CONCEPT // USA”
Printed on the opposite side: “DR JACKSON”
Stamped inside the stationary part of the handle: “SHUTT USA”
Dimensions (cm): Height = 10 Width = .6, Length= 23
This artifact is in very good condition. The finish of the handle is worn and polished. The mechanism works smoothly.
Concept Incorporated. Largo, Florida, USA.
Date of Manufacture: Late 20th c.
The Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy Collection was acquired by the University of Toronto from Dr. Jackson’s family on November 12th, 2020.
This instrument was acquired in a metal tray marked “ARTHROSCOPY INSTRUMENTS (MUSEUM PIECES)” containing artifacts 2021.JAC.148 through 183.
Additional Information and References:
- Donated to UTSIC