John Weiss & Son Ltd has built its reputation on the ability to invent and manufacture instruments based on the ideas and requests of surgeons worldwide. The Company's origins extend back to the 18th Century when John Weiss, an Austrian immigrant, arrived in London and formed the Company in 1787. His skills as a Master Cutler and Instrument Maker were soon widely acclaimed, and he received much recognition, including Royal Honours, for his innovation and craftsmanship.
From the original showroom and workshops in the Strand to Oxford Street, Wigmore Street and now the heart of England in Milton Keynes, the Company has strived to adapt and evolve to the ever changing needs of the surgical discipline. Weiss continues to be the leading brand domestically and successfully exports to over 40 countries worldwide. Now with the international backing of the Haag-Streit Group of companies, the product range has expanded to over 3000 instruments for Cataract, Cornea, Oculoplastic, Vitreoretinal and Middle Ear Surgery.
Sir Everard Home once described John Weiss as being "one of the few contemporary instrument makers steady enough to stick to the task of furthering the design of new instruments, rather than merely cashing in on the expanding trade of established ones."* This design philosophy continues to drive John Weiss & Son Ltd to pursue excellence in today's competitive marketplace.
Since publishing its first catalogue in 1823, John Weiss has been "able to display a voluminous list of instruments improved and newly invented…with detailed presentations, experimental records and recommendations given by a host of respected surgeons."* This website follows in the same time-honoured tradition presenting the ingenuity you inspire.
*Excerpts from Abstract written by Werner Teichmann and Len Metzner
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