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Title Pean's hysterectomy forceps, straight
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1939
Description Hysterectomy forceps. Two symmetrical nickel-plated metal blades are joined by aspetic joint to form scissor-like instrument; handles have circular finger rings; shanks curve outward and are flat on interior and rounded on exterior with ratchet closure near handles; jaws are of conical style, tapering slightly to blunt points; heavy, transverse serrations run along full length of jaws; marked with Kny-Scheerer trademark.
Catalog number 1991.027.056
Other Name Hysterectomy forceps
Notes Marked with letter M (Donor's last initial) on shank.
Dimensions W-8.5 L-23.5 cm
Dimension Details Length measured from proximal end of handles to tip of jaws; width measured across widest point on circular finger rings when closed on first notch of ratchet closure.
Manufacturer or Distributor Kny-Scheerer Corporation : New York
Lexicon category Grasping and fixating
Lexicon sub-category Forceps
Object cited in... Roemer Drug Company. Illustrations of surgical instruments of superior quality [carried by Kny-Scheerer Company, New York]. -- 21st ed. -- Milwaukee, Wis., Roemer Drug Company [1915]. p. 5138, fig. E/-5657.
Artist Pean, J. (Jules Emile) (1830-1898)
Mizer, Thomas J. (1872-1932)
Pean, J. (Jules Emile) 1830-1898
Search Terms Hemostat
Hemostatic forceps
Surgical Instruments
Length (cm) 23.5
Material nickel-plated metal
Accession number 1991.027