Featured Victorian-era Fleam & Mallet

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Shangas, Jul 14, 2019 at 3:19 AM.

  1. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    Purchased from the local flea-market this morning...

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    The blades of the fleam are marked: "CHANDLER".
     
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Aren't those for blood-letting sheep or cattle?:nailbiting::nurse:
     
  3. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Used to be for...us! Swollen vein, position the fleam, bonk with the mallet...
     
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :dead:

    One of my 17th century ancestors was a surgeon, he probably used that kind of thing.:facepalm: And worse....:eek:
     
  5. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Every day of my life, I give thanks for several things. Morphine and sodium pentothal are top on the list!
     
  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I swear I've had these things used to draw blood - recently! :nurse:
     
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  7. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    And antibiotics!!!
     
  8. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    And when I had small fry -- Pampers!
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Is this thread heading towards the 'Sliced Bread Appreciative Society'?:playful:
     
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  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Let me offer a detour on the Road to Breadsville by saying.....air conditioning!
     
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