Retractable lancets, in fitted case

Circa 1801

Object detail

Other Maker
John Weiss & Son (estab. 1831, closed Circa 1871) ▫ MHM02149.7 - lancet 6
MHM02149.6 - lancet 5
MHM02149.5 - lancet 4
MHM02149.1 - case
lancets 1, 2 & 6
silver and other metal, and tortoiseshell
6.8 x 4 x 1.4 cm
Accession Number
maker's mark ▫ on blades: 'W. PEPYS' (three), '(unclear)NDON /(unclear)SON(?)', 'WEISS/LONDON',and '(crown)/AV(.)'S/LONDON' (unclear) ▫ lancets
hallmarks/maker's mark ▫ on side: stylised lion ▫ case
hallmarks/maker's mark ▫ on base: '(lion/crown)/F/(head)/H.1' ▫ case
on tortoiseshell: '4' ▫ lancet 5
displays/inscriptions ▫ 'Unknown maker (England)/<i>Lancet case</i> ca 1801/silver and tortoise-shell/Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne/MHM02149/The name "W Pepys" appears on the blades of the lancets.' ▫ dis[play card
Object Type
Medical History Museum Category


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