Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Civil War Brass Bleeder

From: joshuasattic.com

This is a Spring-loaded bleeder from the Civil War period. It was probably made in Germany and imported here. It comes in s custom-fitted wooden box lined with pattered cotton. Full 3 1/4" long. One can slide rear panel off to see spring mechanism inside. Used for draining the sick or toxic "humours" from the ill patient's vascular system.


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