The „Coxeter Scoop“ improved upon an earlier design of Jean-Francois Thomassin (1750-1828). James Coxeter (1813-?) established his surgical workshop on Grafton Street in London in 1836. From the 1840s, he was the official instrument maker for the University College and Middlesex Hospitals. The company existed until the 1920s. Coxeter Scoop,. NML Medical Museum, Acological Cabinet Collection, A 138.