Mid 19th C Rectal Speculum

Mid 19th C Rectal Speculum

Stock Number: 390710 u

€ 795,-


21 cm long


mid 19th Century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics, Surgical instruments


A  rectal speculum with unplated handle and unplated steel tri-valve blade mechanisms, with the original ebonised obturator, unsigned but probably made by Weiss. By rotating the handle the three blades extend or retract. The instrument is in good condition with a small crack in the obturator. 21 cm long.

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Van Leest Antiques

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.