Medical Silver Catheter, 1846
Medical Catheter - London 1846 by George Cowie - 25.7cm long; 7.5g - TW/1369
This is a rare piece of medical related silver - an early Victorian silver catheter. Catheters are inserted in to the body to remove fluid (usually the bladder). This antique catheter was most likely given as a presentation piece to a doctor or surgeon. It has a bent outer sheath with a small aperture to one end and an inner wire that pulls out to release the fluid. This good-sized example is fully hallmarked and in fine condition.