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Fleam / Fleem Vintage Bleeder Medical Device

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Price: $1000
Sale ends on: Jul 3 2017, 8:16am
7d 1h left
07/3/17
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Category: Antiques/Collectibles
Seller: William
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Description

We think that this a quite rare 'bleeder' used back in the Civil War era. It is called a fleam or fleem and research on the net finds no duplicate. About 3 inches in length, it has a retractable blade that projects straight out the end as shown in the pic. On one side is a scale of numbers from 1 to 10. The outer material is brass and the blade looks to be high grade steel. In excellent condition for it's age. Apparently this medical tool was used to extract 'bad blood' from a wound or swelling. This rare item is up for auction and starting bid is $1000. For further info, contact > will[at]bidslo.com