Tags: 1800s, equipment, laryngological, medical, surgical, tools, vintage
SET OF 3 PRE-1900 LARYNGOLOGICAL SURGICAL TOOLS. Uncertain date of manufacture but certainly 19th century. The mouth spreader and tonsil guillotine are both fully functional. The adenoid guillotine is frozen in its current position and will require some lubrication and/or effort to get the slider to move again. Mouth spreader spans 7 inches, with a maximum 2 inch spread. The two guillotines are each 9 inches in length. Note that the tonsil guillotine is the device with the ring on both ends, while the adenoid guillotine has a ring on one end and a half-circle box on the other. Condition: Each of the tools shows a scattering of tarnish. The tonsil guillotine has three small spots where the chrome has been scraped off the surface of the underlying iron.