993.20.1: Fleam, 1791-1860

Additional Images

993.20.1: Fleam.
Image No. 2092 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Bloodletting fleam with horn and brass casing and three blades of different sizes. One blade is stamped with the makers name 'BORWICK'.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.20.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 1791-1860

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 7.7 cm
  • Width: 2.5 cm
  • Diameter: 1.2 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • horn,
  • iron

Acquisition Detail

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