Baker-Brown's cautery clamps, French, 1841-1900.
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This instrument consists of thin blades with auxiliary ivory plates and screw clamps, and has handles that are backed by horn plates. It was manufactured by Collin of Paris, and is from the Charrierre, Colin and Gentile collection. The clamp is a type designed by the surgeon Isaac Baker Brown (1812-1873) for use with a cautery iron.