993.17.1: Spring Lancet, 1855-1900

Additional Images

993.17.1: Spring Lancet.
Image No. 1268 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Domed end oblique release spring lancet in brown leather/paper covered wooden case. The release lever is a short bar across the top. Stamped with manufacturer's name 'Tiemann & Co.' on the back panel and number '39' stamped on inner surface. The top of the case drops down to reveal a space for 4 blades which are missing. Label on inner lid is missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.17.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 1855-1900

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 6.3 cm
  • Height: 2 cm
  • Width: 4.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case base with hooked catch, lined with paper and velvet [velvet now discoloured]
  • b) Case lid with eye catch, lined with red velvet [now discoloured]
  • c) Lancet casing with release lever and '39' stamped on inner surface
  • d) Slide-on back panel stamped with 'Tiemann & Co.'
  • e) Lancet blade
  • f) Spring

Object Materials

  • blued steel,
  • copper alloy,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Tiemann, T., & Co.
  • History of Use: Phlebotomy Instrument