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Stille's plaster shears

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Dates
1934
circa 1934
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
Accession Number
997037192
Description
A plier-like instrument that is made of two attached halves which groove out at an angle in the centre and flare into bulbous ends; the head of the shears have a roofed cut-off cap that fits securely over the cast blade; the blade has a pivot pin inserted into metal which moves back and forth along…
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Accession Number
997037192
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Orthopedic Surgery
MeSH Heading
MM= Cutting tool -- scissors/shears -- plaster
Description
A plier-like instrument that is made of two attached halves which groove out at an angle in the centre and flare into bulbous ends; the head of the shears have a roofed cut-off cap that fits securely over the cast blade; the blade has a pivot pin inserted into metal which moves back and forth along an imbedded groove on the cast blade; this enables both metals to come together when cutting cast plaster; two other pivot screws are fastened on handles to allow free movement of the cast blade and roofed cut-off blade
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Jetter & Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1934
circa 1934
Date Remarks
Dated by Jetter & Scheerer caduceus logo
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
The words "INGRAM & BELL" with the company logo adjacent are stamped on the right handle; the logo has a crown atop a sword with a snake intertwined around the blade (see accession sheet for sketch); the word "GERMANY" is stamped on outside of metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-11
Dimension Notes
Length 27.2 cm x Width 3.9 cm x Depth 4.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight corrosion visible on groove of cast blade
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 21st. ed., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 2280 (similar to item # B/-8184-90; exact logo is illustrated) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Images
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