Finger Shield

A plastic finger shield. A plastic finger shield.

A finger shield is also known as a finger stall, finger guard or a finger protector. It is basically a thimble made from a ring with a long shield attached to it. It can be made of a very wide range of materials. Finger shields often have a crown or a partial crown, while being open down one long side (the side far away from the needle).

A finger shield was used to protect the finger from a needle rather than for pushing needles.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 8th July 2016).


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