993.251.1: Tourniquet, 1881-1920

Additional Images

993.251.1: Tourniquet.
Image No. 3002 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Petit's spiral tourniquet. A long strap threaded through a screw device with a piece of leather sewn into the strap at the buckle. Used to apply pressure to stop heavy bleeding, especially during amputations. '65.56.1' scratched into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.251.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1881-1920

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 60.2 cm
  • Height: 8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • lacquer,
  • leather,
  • steel,
  • textile

Acquisition Detail