This silver two-piece locking tongue depressor was made and hallmarked in 1872 by a London silversmith (“HC”) working for the surgical instument maker John Ferguson & Co. It has an unusual locking mechanism that allows it to be disassembled and sheathed for the pocket or bag. Length extended: 6.75″ or 17 cm.
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Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-623-6777