Rare Late Victorian Brass Cased Snake Bite Lancet William Mitchell Pens For Sale
Rare early brass cappedcased"Snake Bite Lancet" probably late Victorianmakers William Mitchell Pens Ltd. casemeasures 3" long the lance is very sharp cleantemperedsteel no rustmeasuring 1/2" long,casealso contains a small pencil however I have been informed would originally held Potassium Permanganate Crystals that were rubbedinto the wound to absorb the infected blood, it was once believed that cutting open the wound, removing the venom by suction then applying a tourniquet was the most effective treatment but it has long been proved that this method has little effect and can cause more damage and harmful infection than the snake bite - - -SO DO NOT TRY IT!! Overall in very good clean condition no dents or knockstraces of original silver plating just visible,Sold as interestingantique medical display piece onlywith UKP/P signed for recorded£3.50where possible we always combine items to reduce postage costsso please take a look at our other sales we alwayshavelots ofInteresting Items For Sale.All items are packed with great care we will assist where possible with postal problems and always obtain proof of posting,please askall questions in good time before sale endswe answer all e.mails.
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