An early dental elevator, langue de carpe-type, with a special ivory handle, very early 19th century

An early dental elevator, langue de carpe-type, with a special ivory handle, very early 19th century

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Dimensions

Total lenght : 12 cm ; handle : 6,7x2 cm

Circa

1800

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Medicine, Dentistry

Description

An early dental elevator, langue de carpe-type, invented in 1754 by Henry de Lécluse and of which the cranked forms appeared only at the end of 18th century.

Here a very early example, circa 1800, with an unusual octogonal and squarred handle in ivory.

The instrument is unsigned and have some trace of rust at the bas of the steel stand.

Total lenght : 12 cm ; handle : 6,7×2 cm

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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