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    Posted 2 months ago

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    “90 degree handle long nose pliers” in antique tools or cobbler tools (for inserts for shoes I think?) doesnt get me to anything quite like this-new or old....and there are some similar (almost) auto tools....but still not quite right-and I’m fairly sure these came from a shoe maker please?

    Wording all faded other than etched
    “V. MUELLLR&Co”
    And yes-I think it’s weirdly 3 Ls and not “Mueller”

    I found “V.Mueller&Co” speciality surgical tools...also similar but not quite same anywhere...and I don’t think this came from a medical worker....just using surgical tools that “fit the use”?-or perhaps also sold some tools to cobblers?

    Can anyone help with this one?
    Thx already!

    After some research it seems they are
    Something like:
    V. Mueller Forceps Biopsy Punch Tischler 8-3/4" Alligator Sprng Hndl

    All the features “fit”-brand/shape/handle grip/etc....but still not quite same-is it possible v. Mueller made a line of specialty “forceps” for cobblers back “in the day”?

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      I've seen something similar to this, and think I'm remembering that it had origins as a medical device kinda like forceps...?? YMMV, of course... ;-) :-)
    2. Congcu, 2 months ago
      It is a nasal rongeur used in nasal surgery.
    3. SharpGuy, 2 months ago
      Laparoscopic scissors.
    4. Congcu, 2 months ago
      Laparoscope scissors are much different than nasal instruments.

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