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Blood-letting instrument

Object Number: 
1948.31
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 5.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Square brass blood-letting instrument with molded edges; iron bolts, blades, and trigger.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this instrument was used by the donor's grandfather, [Mr.] Landgraf, in his barbershop on 3rd Avenue near 17th Street, in Brooklyn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward Herold
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group