Surgical Set


Folding leather pocket case with a metal snap, and a partial label marked “Baltimore.” The set contains a curette, a knife, a curved bistourie, a scalpel, a bistourie, a pair of scissors, a tweezers forceps, a five-piece catheter set, and two packages of silk surgeon's thread. Several of the instruments are stamped with the Kny-Scheerer Company logo. The label on one pack of surgeon's silk reads “Corticelli / Twisted Surgeon's Silk / No. 7 / The Kny Scheerer Co., New York". That on the other reads "Surgeon's / Pure Silk, Warranted / No. 6 / Fayette MFG Co., / Baltimore, Md."

Date Made: about 1900

Maker: Kny-Scheerer

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Surgery


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Credit Line: Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302606.167Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.167

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

Physical Description: leather (case material)metal, steel (overall material)metal, silver (caustic holder material)metal, nickel (overall material)cork (case material)Measurements: overall: 7.6 cm x 15 cm x 2.7 cm; 3 in x 5 7/8 in x 1 1/16 inoverall: 1 5/8 in x 6 in x 3 in; 4.1275 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_1057175

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