A rarely complete and in very good condition esophageal dilator with six olives of different sizes.
The shaft of the instrumet is made in baleine or whalehorn and measures 46 cm lenght. The six olives are made in solid horn, each olive can be screwed on the shaft who is ended by a little handle for one finger.
The instrument is unsigned but certainly French and circa 1860.
A rare device.
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