Silk gut for sutures and fishing line, 1873


Silk gut for sutures and fishing line, 1873. Made from the silk glands of mature silkworms. Used as a tie material in surgery and for fishing tackle. This specimen was a part of the Chinese government exhibit at the Vienna Exposition of 1873. Given by the Philadelphia Commercial Museum in 1914 along with some other silk-related specimens.

Date Made: ca. 1873

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China

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Credit Line: Gift of Philadelphia Commercial Museum, 1914

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T02085.000Catalog Number: T2085Accession Number: 57520

Object Name: Gutsilk gutObject Type: gut

Physical Description: silk (?? material)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x 16.51 cm


Record Id: nmah_648702

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