Chas Traux, Green & Co of Chicago Illinois spring lancet. This group was in buisness from 1891-1900
Unusual primitive spring lancet. This is a typical "one of" a kind handmade piece. The item lacks any grooves to hold a back plate in place. It is likely looking at the blade that a drive spring was once a part of the mechanism but is now missing.
Wonderful archival brass spring lancet. The form of this lancet is not unique. What sets this item apart is the makers mark. This item is marked Wiegand and Patchel. This marks a collaboration between two makers never known to be in partnership. John Wiegand and Thomas Snowden maintained a proliferative partnership in Philadelphia from 1824-1855. The partnership dissolved and the partners began producing instruments independently. The Wiegand line continued as Wiegand and Co in 1856, Lloyd Wiegand practiced in 1857 and 1858. James Patchell practiced in Philly from 1855-1859. This piece would represent an as of yet unreported union of these craftsmen from 1855-1859 (James Edmonson, American Surgical Instruments: An Illustrated History of Their Manufacture and a Directory of Instrument Makers to 1900. 1997.
Very unusual English cased brass spring lancet with ornate floral engraving c.1800-1825. The piece is unusual from the construction of a hinged case to allow access to the inner workings unlike the normal sliding groove design. Another similar item in iron can be seen in the section or iron spring lancets.