Catlin

Catlin

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Description
A catlin (or catling) is a long, double-bladed surgical knife that was in common use from the 17th to the mid-19th century. This example has a steel blade, an ebony handle, and a "GEMRIG / PHILA."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Knife
knife
surgical set
Other Terms
Knife; Cutting Tool; Amputationol
maker
Gemrig, John H.
Gemrig, Jacob H.
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
wood, ebony (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 14 1/2 in x 1 in; 1.5875 cm x 36.83 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
MG.112986.01.14
accession number
112986
catalog number
112986.01.14
M-02999
Credit Line
Elizabeth F. Wolfley, Eleanor Wolfley Bisell, Caroline Wolfley Shannon and Elizabeth Wolfley Harman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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