Steel scalpel with ivory handle. The “SNOWDEN” inscription refers to a surgical instrument firm in Philadelphia in the mid-nineteenth century.

Maker: Snowden and Brother

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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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.302606.254.04Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.254.04

Object Name: KnifeOther Terms: Knife; Cutting Tools; Scalpel

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)ivory (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 19.5 cm x 1.6 cm x .6 cm; 7 11/16 in x 5/8 in x 1/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1101884

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