Surgery case - Military medicine - 19th century Amputation case in wood and brass
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Surgery case - Military medicine - 19th century
Amputation case in wood and brass
The locks and handles are made of brass.
The interior layout of the case has been modified, the interior is compartmentalized with red velvet. There are 2 compartments.
An old label listing the material to be stored in the box is glued to the inside of the top compartment. In accordance with the ministerial circular of 14 December 1889.
Incomplete case, it misses in particular the amputation saw which was originally in the top compartment.
There are 9 tools left in the case, including 4 amputation knives and 2 bistouries.
As one would expect with this type of military medical case that has seen a lot of use, the instruments are no longer from the same original house.
There are for example 3 tools from the House of Vitry Frères, 1 knife from the House of Charrière, 1 scalpel from the House of Drapier and another from the House of Barnoud.
Some of the tools are engraved HM 98, perhaps Military Hospital N°98?
There is no key and the box does not lock very well, one of the hooks fits well but not the other, you can hold the box and carry it closed with the handle though.
Length:38.5cm Width 12cm Height 7.5cm Weight: 1.8Kg
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