Bowman's Probes (4)


Bowman’s probes for cleaning lachrymal ducts were developed by Sir Richard Bowman (1816-1892), an ophthalmic anatomist and surgeon in London. The "OTTO & REYNDERS" inscription on this example is that of Ferdinand Otto and John Reynders (fl. 1860-1875), who made and sold surgical and medical instruments in New York.

Ref: S. Maw, Butler and Tanner, A Catalogue of Surgeon’s Instruments (London, 1866), p. 56.

Maker: Otto & Reynders

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Elizabeth F. Wolfley, Eleanor Wolfley Bisell, Caroline Wolfley Shannon and Elizabeth Wolfley Harman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.112986.01.06Accession Number: 112986Catalog Number: 112986.01.06M-02999

Object Name: Probeprobesurgical setOther Terms: Probe; Exploring Instruments; Lachrymal

Physical Description: metal, silver (overall material)Measurements: overall, largest gauge probe: 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 3/8 in; .3175 cm x 12.3825 cm x .9525 cmoverall, thinnest gauge probe: 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 3/8 in; .635 cm x 11.43 cm x .9525 cm


Record Id: nmah_1054442

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