Patent model for Frederick Klee, “Scarificator,” U.S. Patent 55,775 (June 19, 1866). Klee, who lived in Williamsburg, N.Y., termed this device an “Improvement in Instruments for Irritating the Skin.”

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-04305Accession Number: 89797Catalog Number: M-04305Patent Number: 55,775

Object Name: Counter Irritantinstrument, skin irritating, patent modelOther Terms: Counter Irritant; Blooodletting Instruments

Physical Description: hard rubber (overall material)metal, brass (overall material)metal, steel (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 9.2 cm x 2.8 cm; 3 5/8 in x 1 1/8 inoverall: 3 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 3.175 cm


Record Id: nmah_1169798

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