A Scarificator by Johann Jacob Fischer Vienna, mid 18th century

A Scarificator by Johann Jacob Fischer Vienna, mid 18th century


An early mechanical bleeding instrument


3,5 x 3,5 x 4,5 cm




Fischer, Johann Jacob

Country of manufacture


Categories: Quack Medicine, Surgical instruments


signed “joh. Jacob fischer in Wienn” 

made of brass and steel. 

condition: one screw missing, mechanics not perfectly working. 

Size: 3,5 x 3,5 x 4,5 cm. 

Another Joh. Jacob Fischer Scarificator which was dated “1755” was offered in 2006 at Dorotheum. The Fischer family made scarificator and lancets in Vienna until the second half of the 19th century. 

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