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Beehag's tonsil guillotine

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Dates
1900
1906
circa 1900-1906
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1940.10.1
Description
Tonsillotome, consisting of handle with loops for thumb and two fingers; cutting apparatus at other end
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Accession Number
1940.10.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Tonsillotome, consisting of handle with loops for thumb and two fingers; cutting apparatus at other end
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; may have been presented by Dr. N.A. Powell
Maker
J. Gardner
Dates
1900
1906
circa 1900-1906
Material
metal (nickel plated?): silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Dimension Notes
Length 22.9 cm x Width 5.4 cm
Condition Remarks
In working order; slightly rusted
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Very similar to item # 1137 on p. 221 of Down Bros. 1900 catalogue; CD #UHN
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Demarest-Sluder's tonsil guillotine; tonsillectome; tonsillotome

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011035 a-d
Description
The tonsillectome is a gun-like instrument with a grooved hand grip (a) that connects at a 75° angle to the blade housing arm; the back of the arm has a slanted rectangular fenestrated piece that extends beyond the handle; the tip of the arm has a slightly flared, rounded fenestration; a lipped gro…
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Accession Number
994011035 a-d
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
The tonsillectome is a gun-like instrument with a grooved hand grip (a) that connects at a 75° angle to the blade housing arm; the back of the arm has a slanted rectangular fenestrated piece that extends beyond the handle; the tip of the arm has a slightly flared, rounded fenestration; a lipped groove borders the fenestration to accomodate blade (b), which slides into housing arm (a) by sliding over the grooved extension; the flared tip of (b) is congruent with the flare on the housing arm; the other end of the blade arm is a short metal bar extending on either side of the arm, and a round, hollow metal cylinder with threads inside extending perpendicular to this bar to form a T-shaped end; a much smaller, round, solid metal cylinder extends from the bar, beside the larger hollow cylinder; the blade is held in place by inserting the hollow cylinder at its end into a washer, then flywheel (c), a hollow metal cylinder with a round hole and grooved locking mechanism at one end and a round hole with two rounded flared arms on either side at the other; screw knob (d) is then inserted through the upper hole of the flywheel, and is screwed into the threaded cylinder at the end of the blade arm (b); screw knob (d) is a threaded, solid, short rod capped by a round, concave disc; two rows of gripping lines are stamped around the edges of the disc.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - handle and blade housing - Size: Length 26.5 cm x Width 16.3 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
c - flywheel - Size: Length 2.5 cm x Width 6.2 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
b - screw knob - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Identified in a 1920 catalogue
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"00" is stamped into the metal of handle and blade housing (a), on the top side of the arm; "00" is also stamped on blade (b) on the bottom side of the arm in the middle; the number "3" is stamped on the opposite side; "00" also appears at the bottom of flywheel (c), under the locking mechanism on the base.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Condition Remarks
The tonsillectome shows signs of wear and traces of inactive corrosion; the metal plating on flywheel (c) is flaking away, exposing the brass underneath; #2: rusty, tarnished, and worn.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "Illustrated Catalogue of a Complete Line of Standard Surgical Instruments," by Codman & Shurtleff, 1920, p. 228 (similar to item #7776) (see attached photocopy); CD #5
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified the item as a "Sluder tonsillotome."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it.
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La Force tonsillotome

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.99.1
Description
Tonsillotome, a metal L-shaped instrument with a thin cutting blade extending from the handle to a looped metal end; squeeze handle at 90° to blade.
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Accession Number
1969.99.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Tonsillotome, a metal L-shaped instrument with a thin cutting blade extending from the handle to a looped metal end; squeeze handle at 90° to blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Tiemann
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: dark grey
Inscriptions
"TIEMANN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Dimension Notes
Length 22.2 cm x Width 14.6 cm
Condition Remarks
In working condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Mackenzie-Shambough's tonsillotome

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1976.9.23
Description
Tonsillotome has a thick, grooved handle at 90° to the sliding mechanism; slide ends in cutting blades; handle unscrews.
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Accession Number
1976.9.23
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Tonsillotome has a thick, grooved handle at 90° to the sliding mechanism; slide ends in cutting blades; handle unscrews.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: estate of Dr. Cooper Cole, via Dr. Arthur Cole.
Maker
Kny-Scheerer
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped with the Kny-Scheerer logo (a caduceus with a crown above); stamped with the Ingram & Bell trademark (an "I" overwritten with a "B").
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Dimension Notes
Length 18.2 cm x Width 12.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Spotted with rust, expecially where the handle joins the tonsillotome, on blade, and on underside of tonsillotome.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 3223 (item # C/-12120); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Blade size is "2"; the tonsillotome is a MacKenzie-Shambough; it is stamped with both the Kny-Scheerer logo and the Ingram & Bell trademark; presumably it was imported by Ingram & Bell for sale in Canada.
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Mackenzie's tonsillotome

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
994011033 a-f
Description
Mackenzie's tonsillotome, consisting of a handle (a), blade housing arm (b), blade (c), arm attachment (d), connecting bar (e) and screw (f); the tonsillotome is a gun-like instrument with a grooved wooden handle (a) that connects at a 75° angle to the blade housing arm (b); the bottom end of the h…
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Accession Number
994011033 a-f
Collection
Dr. Publow Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Mackenzie's tonsillotome, consisting of a handle (a), blade housing arm (b), blade (c), arm attachment (d), connecting bar (e) and screw (f); the tonsillotome is a gun-like instrument with a grooved wooden handle (a) that connects at a 75° angle to the blade housing arm (b); the bottom end of the handle is rounded; the handle tapers towards the connecting end, a threaded metal rod prefaced by two round, metal disc-like protrusions; this end connects to the blade housing arm (b); the housing arm consists of a solid, thin metal bar that has a rectangular slot at its midpoint, and flares outwards towards the cutting end; its tip is rounded and an oval fenestration, bounded by a groove running around the edges of the arm's tip, accomodates the blade (c); a rectangular slot goes through the arm at its midpoint to house connecting bar (e); the handle (a) is attached to housing arm (b) at the tapered end by an angled round cylinder with metal threading inside; the blade (c) fits into the housing arm by sliding across its top to fit the blade tip into the grooves at the end of the arm (b); the blade's flared tip is congruent with the flare on the main arm (b); an open, rounded finger grip with four gripping grooves is at the end of the blade arm (c), opposite the cutting end; the blade is held in place by inserting arm attachment (d) into a long, rectangular slot running down the centre of the blade, then inserting the connecting bar (e) underneath the housing arm (b) through its short slot so that two prongs extending from the bottom of arm attachment (d) insert into two holes at the bottom of the bar; screw (f) is then inserted into a small, round hole in the middle of arm attachment (d), and connects with a similar threaded hole in connecting bar (e), securing the housing arm (b) and the blade (c) in place; the blade is then able to be used in a guillotine fashion.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - tonsillotome handle - Size: Length 12.0 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
b - blade housing arm - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 3.0 cm x Depth 3.2 cm
c - blade - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
d - arm attachment - Size: Length 7.1 cm x Width 0.6 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
e - connectiong bar - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 0.7 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
f - screw - Size: Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 1.0 cm
Provenance
Originally owned by Dr. Publow, who practised in Prince Edward County between 1850 and 1900. Given to Dr. M. Williams, head of Otolaryngology at Queen's University.
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
As identified by Dr. M. Williams; also similar to item in 1890s catalogue
Material
metal: silver
wood (wood?): dark brown
Inscriptions
"WELKER" stamped into the metal on top of blade (c) near the finger grip.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-4
Condition Remarks
The tonsillotome shows signs of wear and traces of inactive corrosion; the wooden handle (c) is cracked, the split running vertically with the grain (3.5 cm long); a cream-coloured ring of deposit, possibly old glue, rings around the centre of the handle; #2: condition appears unchanged; majority of corrosion traces located on underside of guillotine; #3: condition unchanged; #4: tarnished, plastic is cracked.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Dr. M. Williams; "An Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Max Wocher and Son," by Max Wocher and Son, 189–, p. 125 (very similar to item #1269) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
Research Facts
Dr. Williams identified the item as "Mackenzie tonsilotome circa 1870."
Exhibit History
On display at Hotel Dieu Hospital circa 1983-1993; the item was mounted on an acidic board with copper-covered wires to secure it; on exhibit in the Cabinet of Curiosities, Sept. 2001-May 2002; taken to Toronto for one day for TVO shoot, "More to Life."
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
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Mathieu-Simplex tonsillotome

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.20.1
Description
A long bar moves in a matching bar with a groove to slide the round, ring-like cutting surfaces, one of which has a small forked knife in the opening; three looped finger grips at the handle end.
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Accession Number
1969.20.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
A long bar moves in a matching bar with a groove to slide the round, ring-like cutting surfaces, one of which has a small forked knife in the opening; three looped finger grips at the handle end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Arthur Lewis Hore or Markham, Ont..
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: grey
Inscriptions
"THE J.F. HARTZ CO. // [logo]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 23.5 cm x Width 5.7 cm
Condition Remarks
In working order.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 3222 (identical to item # C/12113); CD #UHN
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Mathieu-Simplex tonsillotome

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1979.21.45
Description
Tonsillotome with three finger ring-grips; the one on which the thumb rests can be rotated; two metal slides extend from the finger grips and end with open, rounded blades; "French pattern."
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Accession Number
1979.21.45
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Tonsillotome with three finger ring-grips; the one on which the thumb rests can be rotated; two metal slides extend from the finger grips and end with open, rounded blades; "French pattern."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J.A. McArthur, Blackstock Dispensary, Blackstock, Ont.
Maker
The J.F. Hartz Co.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 24.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Slightly rusty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From the Blackstock Dispensary, built in 1876; practising physicians in the dispensary: Dr. John Montgomery 1876-1882; Dr. Auron J. Campbell 1882-1888; Dr. Wm. A Fish 1888-1901; Dr. John McCullough 1901-1906; Dr. Robert B. Harris 1906-1908; Dr. Archibald McArthur 1908-1925; Dr. John A. McArthur 1919-1966.
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Mathieu's tonsillotome

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Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997001467 a-e
Description
Mathieu's tonsillotome, which consists of five parts: (a) bottom blade holder; (b) lblade/handle with finger grips; (c) top blade holder; (d) prong/handle with thumb ring; and (e) screw; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow with a fenestrated tip that has an oval hol…
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Accession Number
997001467 a-e
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Mathieu's tonsillotome, which consists of five parts: (a) bottom blade holder; (b) lblade/handle with finger grips; (c) top blade holder; (d) prong/handle with thumb ring; and (e) screw; all parts fit together to form an instrument that is long and narrow with a fenestrated tip that has an oval hole and a rounded outer tip; the end of the instrument has two round finger grips and a round thumb grip and is designed so it can be held and moved to allow the inner blade to move back and forth and cut objects within the hole in the tip; a screw at the end holds the prong piece onto the instrument; instrument comes apart for cleaning.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - blade holder, bottom - Size: Length 20.2 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
b - blade/handle with finger grips - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
c - blade holder, top - Size: Length 20.5 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 2.1 cm
d - prong/handle with thumb ring - Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 2.8 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
e - screw - Size: Depth 1.3 cm x Diam. 0.7 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Dr. F.X. O'Connor, then owned by his niece, Miss Helen Cobb; collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for the Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection.
Maker
Truax & Co.
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Dr. O'Connor graduated from Queen's Meds in 1914.
Material
metal: silver/light grey
Inscriptions
(a) The inside of the bottom blade holder has the number "12" stamped into the metal near the end; (b) blade handle has the number "12" stamped into the metal at the top, near the centre; (c) the inside of the top blade holder has the number "12" stamped into the metal near the end; (d) one side of the handle has the words, "TRUAX & Co [the 'o' underlined and superscripted]" stamped into the metal at the centre; the other side of the handle has the number "12" stamped into the metal at the centre; (e) none
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Condition Remarks
All pieces show wear; some plating loss is visible; part (d) has minor inactive corrosion; no active corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
Previous number #605; Faculty of Medicine Collection 1984 Inventory; "Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality, 21st ed." Kny-Scheerer Co., ca. 1915, p. 3225 (similar to item C/-12112)(see attached photocopy); originally came in instrument roll 997.001.458; CD #7
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Mathieu's tonsillotome

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1975.3.67
Description
A two-prong fork slides forward with a thumb ring, an oval sharpened blade slides backward with side finger rings; screw near fork regulates height of fork above blade; can be completely taken apart.
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Accession Number
1975.3.67
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
A two-prong fork slides forward with a thumb ring, an oval sharpened blade slides backward with side finger rings; screw near fork regulates height of fork above blade; can be completely taken apart.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Leslie W. Black via Dr. A.D. Kelly at the Ontario Medical Association; instruments from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black, Mrs. Black's father-in-law.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"4" inside blades.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 24.5 cm x Width 5.25 cm
Condition Remarks
Dirty.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 3221 (underside almost identical to item #C/-12100);Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 3222 (top almost identical to item #C/-12112); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Surgical and diagnostic instruments ca 1890-1900 from the practice of Dr. Malcolm C. Black of Hespeler, Ont.
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Mathieu's tonsillotome

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Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
1969.408.1
Description
Metal tonsillotome, three loops on handle for gripping, shaft ending in circular, fenestrated cutting tips.
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Accession Number
1969.408.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- tome -- tonsillotome
Description
Metal tonsillotome, three loops on handle for gripping, shaft ending in circular, fenestrated cutting tips.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1906
1915
circa 1906-1915
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E3-5
Dimension Notes
Length 25.1 cm x Width 5.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Kny-Scheerer catalogue, 1915, p. 3222 (item # C/-12112); Allen & Hanbury's catalogue, p. 331 (item # 2277); Down Bros. catalogue, 1906, p. 277 (item #1283); CD #UHN
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