Dental Instruments, Lower Stump Forceps; Medical Supply Association Sheffield; 1...


Dental Instruments, Lower Stump Forceps

About this object

This is a pair of lower stump forceps which were used by Doctor Hewat at his Wyndham practice.

What are Lower Stump Forceps?

Lower stump forceps are using to grasp lower molars and remove them from the socket after they have been loosened.

About Doctor Hewat:

Doctor Hewat took over the Wyndham Practice from Doctor Baird in 1952. Although he only intended to stay in the town for a short time, he ended up practising until his retirement in 2001. In the early days, Doctor Hewat held clinics from Woodlands to near Clinton and out to the South Coast. In later years, with the improvement of roads, patients travelled to Doctor Hewat's surgery on Balaclava Street. For most of his time, Doctor Hewat did not accept appointments, instead tending to the his patients on a first in first served basis. This often resulted in cars lined way up the street right to the Presbyterian Church.

Doctor Hewat remained in Wyndham after his retirement and died in 2003.

Having gained expert training in Germany, Doctor Hewat specialised in gynaecology. As such, much of our medical collection is related to this field.


Medical Supply Association Sheffield

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Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, steel

Inscription and Marks

Engraved on screw mechanism: 'MED SUPPLY ASSOCN SHEFFD'
Engraved on inside of handle: 'LOWER STUMP'


h 155 mm x w 35 mm x d 20 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

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