- John Sklar (1867-1930) was a Jew from Russia who, after having apprenticed in Germany and England, arrived in the United States in 1885 and established Sklar Surgical Instruments. Many instruments sold by Sklar were actually German-made. The inscriptions on the handle of this tonsillotome read, in part: “Sklar, Germany” and “Pat. 3-18-19, #1297389.”
- Ref: Vincenz Mueller, “Tonsil-Remover,” U.S. Patent 1,297,389 (March 18, 1919), assignor to V. Mueller & Co.
- “John Sklar Dies; Instrument Maker,” New York Times (March 17, 1930), p. 21.
- Currently not on view
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- J. Sklar Manufacturing Co.
- overall: 1 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 13.97 cm x 16.51 cm
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- Donated by St. Louis Medical Society through Harry O. Cole & Gordon R. Garrett
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- National Museum of American History
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