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Title

Clockwork Corneal Trephine

Description

Corneal trephine, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1850s-c 1880s.

Pictured here is a corneal trephine powered by a clockwork mechanism, manufactured by Koutny. It is held in a leather box lined with velvet, along with 4 different trephine heads and scaler. By winding up the trephine, the instrument would be used to drill into a portion of the cornea for removal.

Creator

Koutny

Date

c. 1850-1890s

Identifier

2003/77.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (case)

Materials

Metal, leather, and velvet.

Clockwork Corneal Trephine

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (case)

Materials

Metal, leather, and velvet.

Files

2003.77.3_corneal trephine 4.jpg
2003.77.3_corneal trephine 9.jpg
2003.77.3_corneal trephine 11.jpg
2003.77.3_corneal trephine 12.jpg

Collection

Citation

Koutny, “Clockwork Corneal Trephine,” Heritage, accessed December 11, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/156.