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plaster of Paris shears

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Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997001221
Description
Plaster of Paris shears, which consist of a scissor-like instrument made of two joined pieces; the shears have two handles with open oval finger and thumb grips (the lower one is larger); the grips are at the end of straight, rounded handles; the handles are joined together with a screw joint; the …
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Accession Number
997001221
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
Plaster of Paris shears, which consist of a scissor-like instrument made of two joined pieces; the shears have two handles with open oval finger and thumb grips (the lower one is larger); the grips are at the end of straight, rounded handles; the handles are joined together with a screw joint; the other side of the joint has two flat blades; one blade has a rounded tip and outer edge and a sharp, straight cutting edge; the other blade has a blunted, pointed tip, straight outer edge, and a serrated cutting edge; both inside edges are flat and straight.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Henry Boker
Material
metal: dark grey
Inscriptions
One shaft is stamped with the words, "HENRY // BOKER" near the joint
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-12
Dimension Notes
Length 22.1 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The metal shows wear and tarnish; a small area of corrosion is visible at the joint; #2: a white residue was evident on the cutting blades; otherwise, condition unchanged; #3: metal old and tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #140; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Aloes Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 189-, p. 46; (similar to item 3335) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Images
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