Pippinghold’s obstetrical forceps, c1900
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Pippinghold’s obstetrical forceps, c1900



Length: 15



Category: Other Medical Antiques


A scarce C1900 pair of Pippinghold’s obstetrical forceps. According to Das (OBSTETRIC FORCEPS, 1929: 661): “The peculiarity of this forceps consists in the lock, which is of the English pattern, being placed high up.” Despite a very English-sounding name this instrument is likely French in origin; the only examples of a Pippinghold I can find are in the 1904 and 1913 Collin (Paris) catalogs–Das’ illustration of this instrument is also taken from a Collin catalog. Very good condition.

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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: [email protected] or 718-541-5974