A good Potain’s aspirator set by S.Maw, Son and Thompson in nickel steel c.1880. Signed on the Company crest for the large syringe (working), includes rubber stopper for the aspiration/fluids bottle with dual valves (working), one rubber tube with fitting, 3 needles (curved, short and long) together with a portable aspirator, on chain, working as a propelling pencil (signed “Acme, London” and patented). The mahogany case is in good condition with lock and hinges intact. Measures 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 inches deep.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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