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No. Q045
George II Silver Surgical Probe and Director

Made by John Foote
London c.1740
Length 5.25" (13.3cm); Weight 0.2 troy oz (6g)
Price 1,350.00

Extract from 'Antique Medical Instruments' by Elizabeth Bennion (page 73)
"In gun shot wounds it was particularly convenient to have the probe combined,
with a director so the knife might reach the bullet as accurately as possible."

Condition Report
Very rare and beautifully made
Excellent mark and condition
These are often mis-described as barding needles
(for inserting lard under the skin of a game bird whilst roasting it)
Without damage or repair


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