Item Details

Spring Lancet in Case

Wiegand & Snowden
Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Metal; Wood (Plant Material); Cloth; Leather
Summary
Brass spring lancet in red velvet-lined box with gold embossing; lancet marked WIEGAND & SNOWDEN; this piece has a common form of depth gauge designed to raise and lower a bar that would rest against the patient's skin prior to firing the lancet.
Date Created
circa 1823 - 1855
Description
2.8 x 11 x 5.5 cm
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts01295
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