Contraceptive device, cervico-uterine, 'wishbone' pessary, gold, maker unknown, place unknown, .
18 carat gold device, consisting of circular gold "button" and double stem of gold wire. Circular gold form, with central portion cut out & central horizontal bar, circumference marked "SOLID GOLD". Double stem of gold wire fixed from central bar. Nearest portion to bar is spiral with splayed 'legs' ending in ovoid forms. The device was held in place in the uterus by its 2 prongs. For insertion, the prongs would have been held together with gelatine, which was subsequently melted by body warmth.