Collin-type forceps, with saw and spare blade

Made:
1875-1885 in Paris
maker:
Collin et Compagnie

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Forceps, Collin, incorporating saw, with spare blade, steel and brass, by Collin of Paris, from Charriere, Collin and Gentile collection, c. 1880

This ingenious device has forceps and a saw incorporated into the design of an instrument used for bone surgery. It was not uncommon for instrument makers to improve and invent new objects. Collin inherited Charrière’s famous surgical instrument makers in 1867 with another of Charrière’s pupils, Robert. Charrière had also been famous for his innovative designs. This item came from the surgical instrument makers, now called Charrière, Collin and Gentile, who sold their collection in 1978.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A606254
Materials:
brass (gilt) and steel (chromium plated)
type:
forceps, surgery (amputation) and surgery (instruments) collin, forceps, saw, surgery (amputation) and surgery (instruments)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
credit:
Drouot