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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

Condition:

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
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,000
11/15/2019

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