Bistoury with a curved steel blade that folds into the tortoise shell handle, and a “W. R. GOULDING & CO. / NEW YORK” inscription. William Robinson Goulding (1806-1865) was born in Britain, arrived in New York in 1831, and was making surgical and dental instruments by 1838. His 1845 advertisement mentioned a store at Chatham St., and a steam manufactory at 103 Murray St. In 1849, he joined the gold rush to California.

Maker: Goulding, William R.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0165.242.08Catalog Number: 2012.0165.242.08Accession Number: 2012.0165

Object Name: lancet, thumbsurgical instrumentbistoury, thumb

Measurements: overall: 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 1/2 in; .635 cm x 9.2075 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_1438935

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