~FINE YEW or BOXWOOD MOUTH GAG-VICTORIAN~

~FINE YEW or BOXWOOD MOUTH GAG-VICTORIAN~

$100 USD + postage

A fine example of a yew or boxwood spiral mouth gag with handle c.1850.

Dimensions

110 x 40 mm.

Circa

1850

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Dentistry, Diagnostics, Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Tools

Description

A fine example of a yew or boxwood spiral mouth gag from a Victorian dental office. Having a turned handle for extra leverage, this instrument of submission was rarely used (noting one nibble on the first turn). 110 mm. overall length.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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