A unique medical double scalpel by Ferguson in red Velvet and silk lined Case, Circa 1850. The scalpel was used to cut slices for microscope research. The thickness of the coupes can be set by the set screw and can be fixed by sliding mechanism.
Ferguson was an instrument maker trading in London from 1826 to 1858. Measurements case 20 x 3 x 2,8 cm.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.