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Publication numberUS67545 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1867
Publication numberUS 67545 A, US 67545A, US-A-67545, US67545 A, US67545A
InventorsSamuel Hodgins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Samuel hodgins
US 67545 A
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Letters Patent No. 67,545, dated August 6, 1867.


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SAMUEL HODGINS, of the city and county of St. Loui invented a new and improved surgical needle, known as Hodgins Spiral Fissure Needle for closing wounds, cleft palates, fissures n utero, and fissures z'n :ma

and I hereby declare that the followingr is a full and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures marked thereon.

This invention consists of a wire made from th made solid, hollow, or grooved.

1m aline thc lifrature or thread. O

P o o secure the ligature at a proper distance back from the point. The other end of the wire contains a screw-socket (marked C) to connectit with the haft or stati'. The wire is now bent in the form of ascroll or cork-screw, with as many twists as you wish stitches taken in the as will answer to the depth of the wound.

The scroll on the drawing is marked E, and the point of need'lc and eye are marked .AV The socket-end of' the needle is marked C. The ligature is marked A. The haft'or shaft is made of steel, oF-suc it strength, marked E, with a screw on end, marked D, to t the socket C. The handle is made ofivory, bone, Wood, or metal, marked F, seen at Figure 2.

e best of steel, as large as a large curved surgical needle,

om the eye back towards the haft for Iii-convex, with an eye t0 Figure 4 shows the diameter of' a needle of' one and a halfl i enlarged view of' point, groove, and eye, with a ligature at A A" ture at A A.

Having thus'described my invention, what I claim as new herein, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. The spiral fissure needle A B, constructed substantially as and for the purpose herein specified.

2. The combination, with the above, of the haft or shaft E, attached by means of`- the screw D and. socket C, or in any equivalent manner, substantially as described.

nch for deep incisions and wounds; also an and a lateral View of needle, point, and liga- SAMUEL HODGINS. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA61B17/06066