Bristle Probang, C 1910-1930
This instrument was designed to remove swallowed foreign bodies. The patient would be asked to swallow the tip and the flexible stem would be passed along the length of the oesophagus below the foreign body. The thumb ring and finger hold would then be pushed together causing flattening of the bristle . The instrument would then be removed, hopefully pulling out the foreign body with it. Mint condition and 39 cm long.