An early 20th century binaural stethoscope of the Ford Bell design made by Down Bros. The bell unscrews to allow for two sizes of chest piece.
The chest piece and upper section are both signed “Down Bros London”. The ear pieces are made from aluminium which at this time would have been a relatively expensive material. The tubing shows some cracking and their is plating loss throughout in keeping with age related wear.
- From the Phisick collection