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Stethoscopes

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 07:57
by PAdoc
Not sure where to put this, but I have found a source for new made, 1940s style Ford Stethoscopes. DME Supply Group on the internet is a large medical supply house, they have no minimun, and shipping is fair. They still sell the same old single bell Ford Army model, and for only $8.25 US each! This is their "model 700 Ford Stethoscope". The only necessary up grade would be to replace the clear plastic ear tips with black plastic ones. The old originals are getting a little hard to find, and it is a shame to be using the Vietnam era Ford-Bowles model so many medical reenactors use.

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 11:13
by Ben
Hi Doc,
I wonder whether or not you could share a photograph on here? I would be keen to obtain one or two, because I don't really like using my originals for re-enacting use?
Thanks and kind regards,
Ben.

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 14:32
by Skypig

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:44
by tay
Hi guys I know this is a very old topic now but I am intersted in getting a couple of these and wondered if anyone from the UK had ordered any from this company and what your reviews are on the item also what is postage costs and how long does it take to arrive etc ? any help I would really appreciate :D


Tay

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:17
by PAdoc
Tay,
I cannot help with purchasing and shipping to the UK, but I can report on the instruments themselves as I received in 2010. The chest piece and bell is high quality, nicely finished, and same dimensions and contour as the 1940's versions. The tubing is a little light weight but the not a cheap stiff plastic sometimes seen. The head piece is OK and is adjustable, although the spring is a somewhat lightly built. The ear tips are not right all and must be replaced with black pastic. These are easy to find at any medical supply firm. Actually a great buy, if only for the chest piece and bell.

I ended up discarding the head set and ear tips, and used a 1950's original of higher quality.
Here is the US my order came very quickly, but of course that was in 2010.
Hope this helps.
Dirk

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:45
by tay
Brilliant mate thank you for the help very much appreciated :D

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 08:54
by Andrewb
Hi Tay

I think DME will only ship within the US. I ordered some and had the stethoscope shipped to a friend in the US who then forwarded on.

The shipping from the company was quick with no problems.

Andrew

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:03
by 916matt
Tay try here they're cheap but look the part http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Fetal-S ... 3efc65d85f

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 06:45
by PAdoc
916Matt
What a great find. And a great price too. Tay needs to buy this. The ear tips need to painted black however.
Dirk

Re: Stethoscopes

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:24
by tay
Brilliant guys thank you so much one of those will be ordered this weekend :D