Fleam, brass sleeve with 3 sizes of steel blades
Accession #: 2008087
Description: . Used for bloodletting until the late 19th century. Condition corroded.
contained in cardboard spectacles box # 20081025DW001 The selected blade was placed over the vein and hit with a fleam stick in order to achieve phlebotomy at one stroke. The device was commonly used in veterinary practice especially for bloodletting horses.