993.19.1: Fleam, 19th Cent.

Additional Images

993.19.1: Fleam.
Image No. 2088 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Bloodletting fleam with horn and brass casing and three blades of different sizes. Each blade is stamped with the makers name 'W. LONGDEN' and 'CAST STEEL'.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.19.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 8 cm
  • Width: 2.8 cm
  • Depth: 1.2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • cast steel,
  • horn

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Longden, W.
  • History of Use: Phlebotomy instrument. Many fleams were used on animals as well as humans.