Surgical Set


The “MADEIRA” inscription on some of the pieces in this set is that of Pugh Madeira (ca. 1809-1881), a surgical and dental instrument maker in Philadelphia who, by the late 1840s, was claiming that his instruments of American steel were as good as those made from European steel.

Maker: Madeira, Pugh

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Surgery

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10836Accession Number: 254859Catalog Number: M-10836

Object Name: Pocket Casepocket casesurgical setOther Terms: Pocket Case; Surgical Set; General Surgery

Physical Description: leather (overall material)fabric, velvet (overall material)metal, steel (overall material)tortoise shell (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 cm x 17.3 cm x 4.2 cm; 3 1/8 in x 6 13/16 in x 1 5/8 inoverall: 2 in x 7 in x 3 in; 5.08 cm x 17.78 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1057173

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