Ricord’s & Nelson’s Vaginal Speculums

Ricord’s & Nelson’s Vaginal Speculums


Nelson's and Ricord's Vaginal Speculums



Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics


An 1860s Ricord bi-valve vaginal speculum by Tiemann working in New York City. Fluted ebony handle and signed in the Gothic manner. Very g0od condition. $110.00

A c1870s  Nelson tri-valve vaginal speculum by Shepard and Dudley working New York City. Fluted ebony handle. Some relatively minor loss of plating ( see images) but overall in very good condition. $150.00   

Both in Europe and North America, the Ricord bi-valve was arguably the most widely adopted  vaginal speculum of 19th-century. The Nelson tri-valve was not received as positively, with the result that fewer examples are  found today.

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974