An early exemple of US surgical instrument, or a large brass spring lancet or scarficiator with adjustable guard.
The lancet bears the signatrue “Wigand & Snowden Philadelphia”.
John Wigand and Thomas Snowden were partners from 1824 to 1855, located at 49 N. 7th and 49 N. 5th in Philadelphia. Their partnership dissolved the 21 May 1855 and the firm continued by Thomas Snowden surgeons’ instrument makers “est. 1821”.
The mechanics works well and the scarificator is in fine original condition, preserved in its original case lined with red velvet.
The exterior is worn but the case is still solide.
Case : 11,5×6,5×2,5 cm ; scarificator : 9,5 cm lenght
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