993.830.1: Needle Holder, 1950-1990

Additional Images

993.830.1: Needle Holder.
Image No. 2731 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Needle holder combined with suture scissors, curved jaws, with brass thumb rest [adapted by user]. 'THACKRAY LEEDS' & 'STAINLESS STEEL' stamped into surface. 'Dr. T WILKIE' scratched into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.830.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1950-1990

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 16 cm
  • Width: 6 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • stainless steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Supplier: Thackray Ltd., Chas F.
  • Owner: Dr. Theodore Franklin Wilkie
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Theo F. Wilkie [1925-1977] who graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1952. He spent five years in general practice on Salt Spring Island B.C. and was later on staff at Richmond General Hospital and St Joseph Hospital. As a plastic surgeon he was very interested in cosmetic surgery, but is known for his operations on children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Wilkie was a founding member of The Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery.