A 19th century set of eight different adjustable tools which are designed to remove different foreign bodies out of the throat. For instance one of them is to remove a coin and another slide past it and pull it back. The different probangs adjusted as screws a steel base with four legs, unfortunately the flexible stem is now missing.
Length of the set 11 cm, height 4,8 cm.
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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.