A EARLY 19TH C OBSTETRIC VECTIS COULD CONVERT THE IMPASSABLE SHOULDER POSITIONS TO THE NORMAL VERTEX PRESENTATION, BUT BECAUSE THERE WAS ONLY THE ONE BLADE THEY WERE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS “LEVERS”. IT HAS A FINE OCTAGONAL EBONY HANDLE AND IS SIGNED BY “KRAMER”.
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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.