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L.V. Helmold Pocket Surgical Instrument Kit, Ca Late Nineteenth Century

Wood case with brass fittings, red velvet lining, and "L.V. Helmold" maker label in bottom compartment, dimensions 7.125 x 3.125 x 1.125 in. Includes ten instruments, most of which are marked "L.V. Helmold," including scalpels, forceps, scissors, and a tenaculum. Also included in the kit is a needle and thread.

Louis V. Helmold was a surgical instrument maker located in Philadelphia from the 1850s until 1897. The Philadelphia address on the label included in this lot reads, "127 S. Tenth St.," a location at which Helmold worked from 1871 until 1897. 

Condition:

Kit with fair wear and tear due to age. Instruments with varying degrees of wear including rust and corrosion, velvet with discoloration. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$138
06/13/2019

 

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