Surgical Instruments (5)


Five surgical instruements, each with an ivory handle and a “MADEIRA” inscription. Pugh Madeira (ca. 1809-1881) was a surgical and dental instrument maker in Philadelphia who claimed 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

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0165.304Catalog Number: 2012.0165.304Accession Number: 2012.0165

Object Name: surgical instruments

Physical Description: steel (blades material)ivory (handles material)Measurements: overall, largest: 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 5/8 in; .635 cm x 15.875 cm x 1.5875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1440322

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