This form of obstetrical forceps is associated with Hermann Franz Naegele (1778-1851), a German obstetrician whose work was well known in the United States. This stainless steel example was probably made in Japan.
Ref: Hermann Franz Naegele, Lehrbuch der Geburtshulfe (Mainz, 1863).
George Tiemann & Co., Armamentarium Chirurgicum (New York, 1879), p. 105
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