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amputating tenaculum

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1934.16.25
Description
Long handle with metal rod ending in a rounded hook.
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Accession Number
1934.16.25
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- tenaculum
Description
Long handle with metal rod ending in a rounded hook.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously loaned to AM by U of T, a permanent loan; donated by Mr. I.H. Cameron.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Accession sheet gives "Searcher for evacuating abscesses" as object name.
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.; CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84; CD #3
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the oute…
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Accession Number
997001415 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front, back and sides; the outer end is rounded; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 26.8 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD" stamped into the metal just above the handle.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 5 cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopies); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.416-.421); CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001416 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are s…
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Accession Number
997001416 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, long, thin blade with a rounded back, very sharp pointed tip and thin, sharp cutting edge; the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end tapers to a blunt point; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 31.6 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 21.8 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Maker
Snowden
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "SNOWDEN // PHILA" stamped into the metal just above the handle; the handle has the number "2" stamped into one side of the wood, just below the blade.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor non-active corrosion at the tip; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 6.5-cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible; #2: returned in same condition; #3: 7.5-cm crack in handle; wear and tarnish on blade; a few adhesions.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopies); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415, .417-.421); CD #6
Exhibit History
Bracken Library Exhibit "Boning Up on Anatomy"; Sept 9, 2002-Sept. 29, 2003; On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001418 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a rounded outer tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the blade flares out from the tip to the other end; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has c…
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Accession Number
997001418 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a rounded outer tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the blade flares out from the tip to the other end; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end is rounded; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 17.4 cm x Width 3.3 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear; one side of the blade shows a fair amount of non-active corrosion; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 6 cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible; (2): approximately 4.5-cm crack along length of handle; inactive corrosion on blade; tarnish on blade.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopy); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415-.417, .419-.421); CD #6
Exhibit History
On display in Bracken wing Feb. 12, 2004-Feb. 2005
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amputation knife

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
997001420 a-b
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a tapered sharp pointed tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into …
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Accession Number
997001420 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
Autopsy, instrumentation
Dissection, instrumentation
Description
(a) Amputation knife, which consists of a straight, flat blade with a straight, slightly rounded back, a tapered sharp pointed tip and a straight, thin, sharp cutting edge; the other end of the knife blade goes into a long, rounded ebony handle that has cross-hatched gripping incisions carved into the wood of the front and back; the sides are smooth; the outer end tapers to a blunt point; the knife is stored in a leather sheath (b); the sheath is made of two pieces of leather cut into the shape and length of the blade and sewn together with the bottom left open so that it can be put on or taken off the knife blade.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - amputation knife - Size: Length 37.7 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
b - leather sheath - Size: Length 26.6 cm x Width 3.1 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. B.N. Kropp; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Knife type used between 1860 and 1880.
Material
metal: silver
wood: black
leather: brown
fabric: brown; green
Inscriptions
(a) One side of the blade has the words, "SNOW [illeg.] // PHILA" stamped into the metal just above the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-3
Condition Remarks
The metal shows some wear and minor staining; no corrosion is visible; the wooden handle shows minor wear; the wood has a 7-cm-long crack on one side, close to the blade; the leather is complete, unstained, and flexible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #141; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment," Vol. I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, 1983, p. 14 (item #20); "Antique Medical Instruments," by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., 1987, p. 126 (see attached photocopies); came in instrument roll 997.001.414 with 6 other amputation knives (997.001.415-.419, .421); CD #6
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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Dates
1840
1879
1840-1879
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1997.2.11
Description
Amputating saw with long flat metal blade with serrated edge and curved front attached with two metal screws to a dark ebony decorative handle with flared section on top and bottom for gripping with embossed designs of lion and unicorn on either side of the crown and text with the manufacturers nam…
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Accession Number
1997.2.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
Amputating saw with long flat metal blade with serrated edge and curved front attached with two metal screws to a dark ebony decorative handle with flared section on top and bottom for gripping with embossed designs of lion and unicorn on either side of the crown and text with the manufacturers name on the back of the handle; blade with heavy top guard along top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
W & H Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1879
1840-1879
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "W & H Hutchinson Sheffield"; on reverse: "Instrument MAKER TO THE ROYAL NAVY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
34.3 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimetre
Dimension Notes
Length 34.3 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rust patches on blade and back; #2: There are patches of active corrosion on both sides of the blade, one on one side along the top[ framed edge (1.7 cm x 0.7 cm), and two smaller patches above this (0.5 cm and 0.2 cm in diameter); on the opposite side of the blade, there were seven significant patches of corrosion: four patches at the tip of the blade (0.5 cm x 1.2 cm; 0.7 cm x 0.3 cm; 10.4 cm x 0.7 cm; 1.5 cm x 0.5 cm); in the centre of the blade next to the handle, there is a patch 2.6 cm x 1.1 cm; above this along the top framed edge, there is a patch 3.7 cm x 1.3 cm; the rest of the blade has smaller corrosion spots over approximately 5% of its surface; the handle was dirty and there was a crack running down its base where it connects to the blade, 2.6 cm long; the handle was dirty; #3: returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On loan L-2016-4 to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary exhibit; 30 April-8 July, 2016
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011
On loan to St. James Cathedral and Archives, April 11, 2003-Aug. 2003
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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amputation scalpel

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Dates
1867
1919
circa 1867-1919
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021004
Description
An amputation scalpel; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021004
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation scalpel; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Dates
1867
1919
circa 1867-1919
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1919 catalogue; possibly later.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 2067; CD #6
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