A superb trephine or trepanning drill by Charriere, circa 1830

A superb trephine or trepanning drill by Charriere, circa 1830



31,5 cm lenght



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Category: Medicine


A very elegant trepanning drill signed “Charriere a Paris” and datable from 1830s’.

This drill is quite unusual with its bulbous handle turned in high quality and decorated steel. The handle has a round ivory insertion.

The crown doesn’t fit perfectly but locked well.


A rarely so elegant Charrière’s trepanning drill or instrument from his early production.

Size : 25,5 cm with the crown, 31,5 cm total lenght.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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