Barnes' craniotomy forceps

Maker
Weiss
Date
Mid 19th Century-Late 19th Century
Description
These forceps have ebony handles and nickel plated finger grips. One blade is fenestrated and the other has a ridged, serrated face that fits into this fenestration when closed. The ridged face is hinged and articulate with the shaft. The forceps are missing their screw retaining mechanism.

Object detail

Maker
Medium
metal, ebonised wood
Measurements
36.8 x 7.6 x 2.8 cm
Accession Number
MHML00145
Credit line
On long term loan from the Barrie Thompson Collection
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ stamped on one arm: 'WEISS/LONDON' ▫ 0 - Whole
product name/maker's mark ▫ marked on inside of handle: 'BARNES'
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category

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