Bennet’s Pleximeter & Percussor

Bennet’s Pleximeter & Percussor

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Bennet's Pleximeter & Percussor

Dimensions

Length of case: 16cm

Circa

1860-80

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics

Description

A fine example of Bennett’s pleximeter and percussor, complete and cased. The bottom of the pleximeter has original owner’s initials: “H.M.”. The interior of the lid is signed. I believe the signature is “H.Mitchell”  but is not fully legible.  The case has two hook and eye closures; the hook is broken on one. Near identical sets can be seen on Laurie Slater’s Phisick site (see link that follows) and in Bennion’s medical book, page 163.  

http://phisick.com/item/bennet-pleximeter-and-percussor/

 

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US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777