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Tool

Object Number: 
2002.1.1550
Date: 
1890-1940
Medium: 
Metal, wood, cloth
Dimensions: 
2 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
Description: 
This tiny black wooden chest has a 'C' clasp closure and a padded, specially shaped cloth lined interior. A small brass tool, with a very small sharp iron blade nestles in a fitted compartment. The device has a spring-loaded trigger and a hook on the blade for locking it into firing position. Probably a circumcision tool.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group