We have listed this before but this time this one is available for sale. I have one over my dining table. Makes a great functioning piece of art. Currently it is in our print area looking good.
Very rare Dentiscope surgical lamp by Pittsburgh Electric Specialties Co. This was the first electrified medical lamp to replace gas lamps. Probably only the fancy dental offices in 1915 had them since it cost a half years salary acquire. We're in process of mounting this on a stand. More pictures to follow.
I was out hunting for these and I found a few great pieces. The fella that I got these from said he had a mad dash to get a few final pieces from a factory that produced these manikins. He assured me that what he got was usable and the rest was 'trash'--I dunno I hope he was right. I managed to get a robotic leg (sold it in about 30 minutes) and a head. I am surprised that I still have that. I guess if you knew how hard it is to score a crash test dummy you would probably buy this head.
It gets harder to find the older phantoms --anything pre 1950's. I can find the new ones all day long and I have several good leads to get a bunch but I have waited it out. The long cheek plate one is a nice old manikin. Along with this I was fortunate enough to find a good set of very old articulating aluminum clamps. These are all listed on the site in our objects section.
We have steadily added a very nice selection of unique and original cyanotypes that I have not gotten a change to promote them. Eventually it will be its own category due to the amount of these pieces. Currently you can see them all in our 'Wall Pieces' section. Here is just one of my favorites.
Just got this 1911 Skin Clinic in with the most complete set of cards to date. Check it out on our new arrivals for more info and pictures.
Agent Gallery book years 2008/2016 documents object and design. This deluxe photo book is a record of the strange and interesting items cataloged and featured on agent gallery through the years. From industrial to medical design and all strange in between this book is the first major survey of Agent Gallery's eye.
Somehow I missed it last year but it was very nice to be noticed for our eclectic mix.
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I gotta say that I am pretty tired. Looking back I have shot thousands of things. The process goes: Find the thing, load the thing, unload, clean, style, shoot, edit, write copy, post, sell, package and ship. You feel me? Did you get tired of reading that? Now you know how I feel. I figured I should post these picture that were a labor of love to shoot and capture the 'thing'--you know to continue to learn and make a record of it. Everything shot is just me and sometimes one assistant.
Dr. Robert Jarvik invented the first artificial heart in 1982. I really like the story of Jarvik. It is the story of persistence and accomplishment--after having been rejected numerous times out of medical school he finally made it in University of Utah and developed this heart! This early model was hooked up to a large battery pack the size of a refrigerator and made a constant clicking sound. Barney Clark a 61 year old dentist was the first to get one of these and survived 112 days on it. It is a fascinating and pioneering piece of medical history. Piece came from a cardiologist personal collection and is a working model used to study the Jarvik-7 before implants and also to show candidates how it works. Has 'not for implant' securely built in the model chambers so as not to accidentally end up in someone. You can visit one in the Smithsonian or have one in your private collection.
decommissioned crash test dummy head with impact blue paint