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Title

Obstetrical Fillet

Description

Fillet, metal, whalebone and wood, 18th century.

This instrument was used to assist in the birth of the baby, particularly with the safe passage of the child through the birth canal. The whalebone loop could be placed around the body or head of the baby, which would then gently be dragged out.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1700s

Identifier

2003/46

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.6 cm

Materials

Metal, whalebone, and wood.

Obstetrical Fillet

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 25.6 cm

Materials

Metal, whalebone, and wood.

Files

2003.46_fillet 2.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Obstetrical Fillet,” Heritage, accessed December 12, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/144.