Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets

Postby Miller Bro's » Tue May 19, 2015 12:48 am

Here is another medical related knife, a scalpel.

This one is interesting in that it has a nickle silver slide ring that slides forward to lock the blade in the open position.
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby Beechtree » Tue May 19, 2015 10:14 am

^That is an interesting design.
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby Miller Bro's » Tue May 19, 2015 11:09 am

Thank you!

I forgot to add ,if you enlarge the photo you can see the notch in the handle on the back side where the nickle silver ring slides over the tang which holds the tang down so the blade will not accidentally shut when using it.
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby Jacknifeben » Tue May 19, 2015 2:33 pm

Here is a custom fleam that won a 1st prize medal in London in 1862 and a silver medal in Paris in 1876.
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby Miller Bro's » Tue May 19, 2015 11:51 pm

Very nice, thanks for showing it 8)
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby smiling-knife » Thu May 21, 2015 7:12 pm

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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Fri May 22, 2015 1:43 am

I think this is an old one.

Don't know what BAM and the Maltese cross mean, but Dungworth is a village name in the Sheffield area, I believe.

Appears to have been well made, but it's a little worse for wear.

I guess one has to wonder how a place got named "Dungworth". ::facepalm::

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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby philco » Sat May 23, 2015 2:18 am

Charlie if you think about it, it's better than NOT Dungworth. :mrgreen:
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat May 23, 2015 2:59 am

Yeah, but that's low praise, Phil.
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby Mason » Sat May 23, 2015 3:42 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:I think this is an old one.

Don't know what BAM and the Maltese cross mean, but Dungworth is a village name in the Sheffield area, I believe.

Appears to have been well made, but it's a little worse for wear.

I guess one has to wonder how a place got named "Dungworth". ::facepalm::

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Dungworth was actually a fairly common family name back then and there were several cutlers listed with that surname in Sheffield during the 19th century. Your model was most likely made by John Dungworth who was listed as a "phleme, lancet, and veterinary instrument maker" in an 1841 directory. He does not appear in an 1852 directory.

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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat May 23, 2015 7:48 pm

So, Dungworth is more likely the maker and not the location.

Any idea what the "BAM+" signifies?

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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby Mason » Sat May 23, 2015 11:31 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:So, Dungworth is more likely the maker and not the location.

Any idea what the "BAM+" signifies?

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While most commonly associated as part of the famous star and cross symbol of Joseph Rodgers, the Maltese cross was also quite popular with many 19th century Sheffield cutlers. It was often used along with other symbols or words as trademarks for the companies. A few examples similar to this Dungworth would be: "John Greenhough" who used the Maltese cross along with the word "Viena". Another is: "Marsh Brothers" who used as one of their trademarks, a Maltese cross along with the word "ROXO". So with this in mind, It would seem likely that Dungworth was the maker and "BAM and cross" would be the trademark, especially with Dungworth listed as a maker of phlemes and such in 1841.

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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby FRJ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:15 am

Sorry I missed this old thread referring to fleams.

Here's two that I bought last year. Borwick.
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Re: Antique Fleams & Lancets ( Medical Related Knives)

Postby danno50 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:06 pm

Beautiful horn handles on those, Joe! ::tu::
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