993.39.1: Spring Lancet, 19th Cent.

Additional Images

993.39.1: Spring Lancet. Weiss's Patent Phleme model spring lancet in case
Image No. 2078 Weiss's Patent Phleme model spring lancet in case; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Weiss's Patent Phleme model spring lancet in case with an extra blade, for veterinary use. The wooden case is covered with burgundy coloured leather with a textiled covered base. The case is lined with velvet and there is a clip to hold the spare blade in place. The spring lancet has blued steel and brass trim and a cross hatch ebony grip handle with 'WEISS. LONDON.' in relief.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.39.1
Collection: Therapeutics
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 19 cm
  • Height: 3 cm
  • Width: 7 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lidded case with 2 hook catches
  • b) Spring lancet and handle
  • c) Blade No.191 [insitu]
  • d) Blade No.191

Object Materials

  • blued steel,
  • brass,
  • copper alloy,
  • leather,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: John Weiss
  • History of Use: Phlebotomy Instruments