Hammer and Pessary Ring. Medical Instruments that Look Like Designer Jewelry

Pessary Ring as Bracelet. Percussion Hammer as Brooch

While researching some antique objects on the interweb we stumbled upon an image of a pessary ring made in 1975. We’ve never used this contraceptive device so we didn’t recognize it as such. To us, at Mimi Berlin, this rubber band looks more like a bracelet; a modern design bracelet. And in our minds the percussion hammer could well be a brooch. .

(The medical items are property of the Purmerends Museum)

Online Stuff from Yesteryears

We found the images above via the online collection of National Dutch heritage. This wonderful imagebank is filled with thousands and thousands of products, ranging from stamps to glassware to well……stuff from yesteryears that can make the imagination run wild if you want to!

While we’re on the subject: click to view our post about on religious tongue piercings.

Percussion or Reflex Hammer

A reflex hammer is a medical instrument used by practitioners to test deep tendon reflexes. Testing for reflexes is an important part of the neurological physical examination in order to detect abnormalities in the central or peripheral nervous system. Reflex hammers can also be used for chest percussion.

(knowledge via wikipedia)

xoxo Mimi Berlin

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Beja von Bis: Now give me a bead!

Beja von Bis: Now give me a bead!

Beja von Bis: Now give me a bead!

Fabulous Corded Poodles by the talented Lone Beader

Beja von Bis: Now give me a bead!

On my wish-list: beaded Louboutins (christian louboutin) )

 South African crafted porcupine
 Beaded baby tapir from Guatamala


If I can’t have the Louboutins I’d like myself a purple Poodle (buy)

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Beja

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Victorian Vulcanite

carte de visite of a victorian lady wearing a jet brooch and earrings and a vulcanite locket on chain, 2-1/2″ by 4″. “E. Le Jeune Photographe, Naples”. 
Victorian vulcanite grapes necklace
Victorian lady wearing a vulcanite necklace
Victorian lady wearing a vulcanite cameo pendant and golden earrings. Cabinet card handwritten on the back in pencil, “Lizzie Richardson”.
Victorian vulcanite chain with celluloid cameo pendant

Victorian lady wearing a teardrop-shaped necklace and a carved ivory name brooch. Carte de viste marked “Photographie Parisenne, Letalle & Co., (from Paris), 36 Cannon St., Birmingham”. And carved ivory name brooch

Victorian vulcanite china with four-lobed pierced and carved pendant with highly embossed floral front
Victorian lady wearing an intricate vulcanite necklace.