Lancet

Description:

Spring lancet with a “WIEGAND / PHILA / DELPHIA / SNOWDEN” inscription. John Wiegand and Thomas Snowden began in business in 1821, making and selling surgical instruments. The firm was dissolved in 1855 and failed in 1858.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Credit Line: Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302606.185Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.185

Object Name: Caselancet, setbloodlettinglancet, springOther Terms: Case; Bloodletting Instruments

Physical Description: wood (overall material)leather (overall material)red (overall color)brass (lancet material)steel (lancet material)Measurements: average spatial: 7 cm x 4.7 cm x 1.7 cm; 2 3/4 in x 1 7/8 in x 11/16 incase: 2 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.2225 cmlancet: 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-6978-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1097363

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