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Original Post-Civil War Medical Traveling Surgeon's Amputation Kit
Item #: A5433
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This is a fantastic piece of medical history from just after the Civil War! It is an original era traveling amputation medical kit from the 1870's or so. You can just image the things a piece like this kit would say if it could talk. The box is in excellent untouched original condition. It measures 15-3/4th inches across and is 5 inches deep and stands 3-1/2 inches tall. It has the jeweler quality interior engraving on the lock hardware reading, "M[aiso]n Charriere / Collin et C Paris." When you open the kit up you are greeted by a full assortment of scalpels and tools. It has the original brass and cloth tourniquet in the right hand corner of the top tray. The kit contains 11 tools, including a tenaculum, spiral tourniquet, bone saw, forceps, and several knives, as well as an assortment of needles, pins, and a key. You can tell that each of the spaces were custom made for the tools that are inside. If you have ever tried to replace pieces out of a kit you find out quickly that it is almost impossible. Several pieces with marks including "Charriere," "Collin," and "Collin et Cie." The company was initially founded in 1820 by Joseph-Frédéric Benoît Charrière and was transferred to Adolphe Collin in 1866. Collin officially changed the name of the company in 1870, and it was known as Collin & Cie until the 1930s. We know that this kit is from after the Civil War because of the markings on the pieces. It isn't much later because of the multi-piece construction. They stopped this design because of the infection the gaps would hold. This is a fantastic set that displays superbly and would be appreciated by any collector and it is priced less than half of what the same set would be if it was Civil War production.


Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
$1,250.00 USD

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