March 07, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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19th Century Surgical and Amputation Kit

Wood case with brass fittings and red velvet lining, dimensions 16.25 x 5.75 x 3 in.  Kit includes 19 pieces, with and only three spaces obviously empty. Tools include bone saw, trephine, catlin and liston knives, tourniquet, forceps and more. Blades show a number of different markings including "W.F. FORD", "A. S. ALOE", "HERNSTEIN-PRINCE," and "TIEMANN".  Possibly owned by Dr. Victor Clarence Vaughn (1851-1929), longtime Dean of the Michigan Medical School, or one of his students, as the lidded portion contains a newspaper clipping announcing his death.

Provenance:From the collection of Art Gerber, Indiana

Condition:

Tools and blades are mostly bright with some minor darkening.  Blades are sharp and are free of major damage.  Velvet cover appears to be a replacement.    

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$960
03/07/2019

 

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