Spring Lancet

Spring Lancet

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Description
Spring lancets for bloodletting have been known since the early eighteenth century and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spring lancet
Lancet
bloodletting
Other Terms
Lancet; Bloodletting Instruments; Spring
maker
C. C. Reinhardt & Co.
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
leather (overall material)
fabric, velvet (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 2.1 cm x 7 cm x 3.7 cm; 13/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 7/16 in
overall: 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
MG.302607.097
accession number
302607
catalog number
302607.097
Credit Line
Gift of Schrader's Pharmacy, through Harry L. Schrader
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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