Mackenzie’s Tonsillectomy Tonsillotome Maw London Ebony Handle

Mackenzie’s Tonsillectomy Tonsillotome Maw London Ebony Handle


Victorian Tonsil Guillotine



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


Offered for sale; Mackenzie’s Tonsillotome marked and made by Maw London Polished steel Tonsil Guillotine with carved fluted ebony handle, circa 1860 The body edge with notch to align screw clamped removable bridge fitting, to give the option to reposition the handle on the top of the action. In good sound condition but with some black rust marking and pitting.

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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