Tourniquet clamp

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Petit type brass tourniquet clamp with five roller pins. .
Media/Materials description
Copper alloy (brass)
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This screw-type 'Petit' tourniquet was found amongst other surgical instruments near the stern of the ship. Attributed to the ship's surgeon, George Hamilton. Consisting of large brass screw between two sets of rectangular brass plates separated by roller pins; strap missing.

HMS Pandora
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MA102

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