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Lancets in mother of pearl case, England, 1750-1850
Lancets in mother-of-pearl and silver case
Lancets in mother-of-pearl and silver case. Graduated black perspex background.
Work Type
Therapeutics
Date
1750-1850
Location
London
Material
felt ?
incomplete
mother-of-pearl
silver
steel
tortoiseshell
velvet
Measurements
overall: 82 x 35 x 14 mm
Description
Lancets in mother-of-pearl and silver case (see part records)
Inside this mother-of-pearl case is space for four lancets. Lancets were generally used to open veins during bloodletting, a centuries old practice once used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. The owner"s name, J B Estlin, is engraved into the lid. The lancets are made from steel and have protective tortoiseshell cases.
Inside this mother-of-pearl case is space for four lancets. Lancets were generally used to open veins during bloodletting, a centuries old practice once used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. The owner"s name, J B Estlin, is engraved into the lid. The lancets are made from steel and have protective tortoiseshell cases.
Accession Number
Subject
lancet
ID Number
co137165
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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SSID
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