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Bloodletting Lancets by Colhouse, a Pair

Item#: MET90

Price: $250.00


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Pair of Bloodletting Lancets by Colhouse. Two 5.5 cm long (2.2 inches) steel lancets. The double-edged blades are pivoted between tortoise shell handles. Both blades are marked 'W. Colhouse' The lancet would be propped on the tortoiseshell handles above a vein. A sharp tap on its top would pierce the skin and the vein thus letting the blood. The lancets come in their original dark red, cardboard case.