Meyrowitz Brothers Portable Electro-Surgical Motor, circa 1891

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Meyrowitz Brothers Portable Electro-Surgical Motor, circa 1891

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Artifact

Motor

Date Made

circa 1891

Summary

In 1891, Emil B. Meyrowitz and Ferdinand Buchhop developed this metal sphere-encased motor to power electric drills used for nasal and dental surgeries. The motor was small and portable. Physicians could suspend this uniquely shaped motor in the operating room close to the patient's bedside.

Object ID

37.34.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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Not on exhibit to the public.

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Meyrowitz Brothers Portable Electro-Surgical Motor, circa 1891

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