Instruments of Destruction: Two C1875  Braun Cranial Perforators

Instruments of Destruction: Two C1875 Braun Cranial Perforators

$795.00 each

Instruments of Destruction : Two C1875 Braun Cranial Perforators

Dimensions

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Circa

C1875

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments

Description

Two Braun cranial perforators, both with ebony handles. Maker is Katsch, working in Munich. Katsch began operation in 1865 and we believe that the perforators were made not long after that date.  These gruesome instruments were, of course, used for cranial evacuation, necessitated by a still-born fetus having to be removed from the uterus. The straight example is 14.5″ or 36.25cm as shown. 

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US M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than 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