Bowman's Probes (4)

Bowman's Probes (4)

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Probe
probe
surgical set
Other Terms
Probe; Exploring Instruments; Lachrymal
maker
Otto & Reynders
place made
United States: New York, New York City
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 cm
overall, thinnest gauge probe: 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 3/8 in;.635 cm x 11.43 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
MG.112986.01.06
accession number
112986
catalog number
112986.01.06
M-02999
Credit Line
Elizabeth F. Wolfley, Eleanor Wolfley Bisell, Caroline Wolfley Shannon and Elizabeth Wolfley Harman
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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