18th century trepanning drill

18th century trepanning drill

Stock Number: 390710 T

€ 1475,-


26 cm high



Country of manufacture


Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments



An early Trepanning drill frame, Circa 1760-1780 without a tapered blade. The drill is made of wrought Iron and an ebony wooden handle with an ivory knob. Even the mechanism lock for the drill is very elegantand there is a mark on thge drill below the ebony knob . Length without tapered blade is 26 cm and in good condition.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.