Trade card for John Best, surgical instrument maker, London, England, 1600-1800

Made:
1690-1760 in London
maker:
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Trade card. Advertisement; print; engraving; John Best at ye Mace ye corner of Lumbard [Lombard] Street next ye Stocks Market [London]. Maketh Razors, Sissers [scissors], Launcets [lancets] , Penknives; And all sorts of Chirurgeon's [surgeon's] Instruments; also by him are sold fine hoanes [hones]. [illustrations of mace and fleams. surgical saw, trepanning drill and bits, also instruments described]. n.d. [1690-1760] 19x 11.5 cm, to plate mark 13.5 x 9 cm.

John Best’s surgical instrument making business, based in London, is advertised by this trade card. The card has illustrations of the instruments he made, such as fleams for bloodletting, trephination drills and bits, razors, scissors, lancets and penknives.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1987-914
type:
trade card, engraving, print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • advertising card
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
credit:
Delehar, P.
status:
Permanent collection

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