Surgical Set

Surgical Set

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The “MAX WOCHER / MANUFACTURER / SIXTH STREET /... / CINCINNATI” label inside the box of this surgical set is that of a German immigrant who began work in Cincinnati in 1837. The firm became the Max Wocher & Son Company in 1870. This set was owned and used by William Cochran Hall (1834-1872), a physician and surgeon in Kansas.
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Object Name
Amputation Set
surgical set
amputation set
Other Terms
Amputation Set; Surgical Set
Max Wocher
Physical Description
wood, mahogany (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
wood, ebony (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
metal, nickel (overall material)
fabric, velvet (overall material)
celluloid (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall, case: 3 1/4 in x 16 1/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 40.9575 cm x 15.875 cm
overall, razor in box: 5/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 15.875 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Mrs. James F. Evans
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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