Pre-Civil War-Era Wiegand and Snowden Amputation Kit

Wood case with brass fittings and purple velvet lining, 15.75 x 5.25 x 2.75 in., ca 1824-1855.  Includes eight pieces of a ten-piece set, including knives, saws, and tourniquet, plus a few suturing needles. Blades have downward-turning edges with thick spines. Four of the blades marked "Wiegand/Snowden" in two lines. 

The firm of Wiegand and Snowden operated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1824 to 1855. They produced a wide variety of medical tools and cased surgical sets.  

Provenance:From the collection of Art Gerber, Indiana


Kit is in good condition with two tools missing.  Some spots of darkening on blades and small cracks on handles.  Stamps on blades have a moderate amount of wear and are partially legible.  Felt interior has faded.

Estimate: $500 - $700
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