Sterling silver button release spring lancet inscribed to Dr. JL Ord. The history of this piece is presented elsewhere on the site. American in origin c. 1850.
German silver bar release spring lancet.
Rare Austrian spring lancet in a decorated leather case. The case is inscribed GF. The piece is marked AF for Andreas Fischer and dated 1782.
Two sterling silver metal button release spring lancets. The original folding case is housed in a gold embossed sleeve. The flap at the bottom of the picture contains an extra blade. The top border of the piece has a decorative herringbone pattern. Note the blades on the button release mechanism almost always fire to the left when the button is visible, unlike the bar release models that fire to the right. American c. 1840-1860. One item is inscribed to Dr. DS Shade. This was Daniel S Shade, born in LeHigh county Pennsylvania in 1826, graduating University of Pennsylvania school of Medicine in 1856. Recent information provided by Forrest Shade of West Covina indicates that Daniel Shade was the son of Jacob Shade and Mary Strunk of Pennsylvannia and was later married to Mary Ann Keeler. Her
brother was Reinhart Keeler, born 6 Dec 1830, died 21 Mar 1916 in Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran, Upper Salford Twp, Montgomery Co, PA. This is a very interesting link that places the recipient and the donor of the piece as contemporaries. Thanks a bunch Forrest. Dr. Groff is likely Henry G Groff. He was born in 1830, graduated from Philadelphia College of Medicine and Surgery in 1853, and died of uremia in Harleysville, PA in 1910.
Beautiful white metal spring lancet probably Swiss in origin c. 1820-1830. Note the beautiful floral design to the set screw holding the blade in place and the raised shell pattern to the nail-nick used to remove the back panel. The piece is double marked Loneblad.
Beautiful silver cased bar release spring lancet. The item is contained in a red leather case with gold trim. The release is ornately tooled. The inside of the case is marked Jackson Baltimore. A similar item is seen on Bob Greenspan's site and is thought to have been created by Samuel Jackson the cutler. Another example of his work can be seen in the section of Veterinary pieces.