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Decapitating hook, London, England,1851-1900
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Decapitating hook, London, England,1851-1900
Decapitating hook, Galabin, steel, ebony handle, by Down Bros
Decapitating hook, Galabin, steel, ebony handle, by Down Bros. of London, second half 19th century.\r\nFull view,
Work Type
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Date
1851-1900
Location
London
Material
ebony
steel (chromium-plated)
Measurements
overall: 21 mm x 303 mm x 113 mm, .176 kg
Description
Decapitating hook, Galabin, steel, ebony handle, by Down Bros. of London, second half 19th century
This steel decapitating hook was a destructive obstetric tool. It is shaped like an umbrella handle. It removed a dead foetus from within the mother s body. The simple design inserted into the mother s birth canal and hooked onto part of the child. The sturdy handle gave the physician good grip when extracting the body. This decapitating hook is serrated on the inner edge. It extracted the whole body or parts of the body. It was made by London-based surgical instrument makers Down Brothers.
This steel decapitating hook was a destructive obstetric tool. It is shaped like an umbrella handle. It removed a dead foetus from within the mother s body. The simple design inserted into the mother s birth canal and hooked onto part of the child. The sturdy handle gave the physician good grip when extracting the body. This decapitating hook is serrated on the inner edge. It extracted the whole body or parts of the body. It was made by London-based surgical instrument makers Down Brothers.
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co95706
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