Percussion Hammer

Percussion Hammer

Stock Number: 400227 A



18 x 10 x 2,5 cm


19th Century

Categories: Medicine, Diagnostics



An ebony ivory and bone percussor, which had been used to elicite a percussion note when examining the chest. The shaft of the percussor is made out of ebony and bone. The two ends of the hammer are made of ivory. Measurements 18 x 10 x 2,5 cm. 19th century.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

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.