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Title Mouse-tooth artery forceps with spring catch
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1930
Description Artery forceps. Two symmetrical nickel-plated steel blades are riveted to form tweezer-like instrument; joint end is spade-shaped spatula connecting blades which narrow, broaden, then narrow, terminating in jaws with one-by-two mouse-tooth pattern; slightly beveled exterior top and bottom blades have serrated handle grips; tension can be held through use of spring catch, in which one blade with notch locks into hole on opposite blade; blade is marked: "C. TRUAX & CO."
Dimensions W-1.6 L-10.8 D-1 cm
Dimension Details Width is measured at the widest point with jaws open. Depth is measured at the widest point of the overall instrument when lying on its flat edge.
Object ID 1984.032.017
Accession number 1984.032
Object cited in... Price list of physicians' supplies / [by] Chas. Truax & Co., manufacturers and jobbers of pharmaceutical preparations, surgical instruments and strictly pure drugs. Chicago : The Company, 1885. similar to p. 367, fig. 2125
Search Terms Artery
Hemostatic
Grasping
haemostat
haemostatic
grasp
needles
Surgery
surgical
operate
operating
Fixating
fixate
forcep
Forceps
instruments
instrument
ligation
ligature
suture
Hemostat
blood
Lexicon category Grasping and fixating
Lexicon sub-category Forceps
Object Name Artery
Depth (cm) 1
Length (cm) 10.8
Material nickel-plated steel