County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections
1812-era Blood Letting Instrument


Description
Media Type:
Object
Item Type:
Medical equipment & supplies
Description:
This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a time when medicine was still relatively primitive, this type of equipment would have been one of the first lines of defence against illness.

This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
Notes:
The item has the name "T Wanklin" engraved on it; this is presumably the manufacturer.
Subject(s):
Donor:
Provided by Richard Shaver
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Paris, ON
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1812-era Blood Letting Instrument


This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a time when medicine was still relatively primitive, this type of equipment would have been one of the first lines of defence against illness.

This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.