The larger of the two percussion hammers, with a bone head and checkered ebony handle, is Seitz’s. The presence of the cord indicates that the original owner had covered the striking surface in chamois or leather to soften its blow on the pleximeter. As is evident from the well-turned finish of the striking surface, it was meant to be used both covered and uncovered. Probably German in origin and C1880 in date. Length: 21cm. $250.00.
The smaller hammer, with ivorine scales, is Curchman’s. It is shown in a C1894 catalog issued by the Berlin-based firm Medicinisches Warenhaus. See last image.Length: 16cm. $150.00
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