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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021002
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021002
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 25.3 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some slight wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84.; CD #6
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amputation knife

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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021003
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021003
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation knife; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Lefevre & Penon
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1957 catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"LEFEVRE & PENON" engraved on the blade
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 33.3 cm x Width 2.1 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Significant wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 84; CD #3
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Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is…
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Accession Number
004021001 a-e
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
An amputation saw; army pattern; consisting of a looped handle (a), a detachable blade with teeth on one side only (b), a hinged back (c), which rests over the top of the blade, a plate (d) which attaches the blade to the handle, and a small bolt with holds it all together; the entire instrument is made with stainless steel.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - handle - Size: Length 13.4 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
b - blade - Size: Length 17.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
c - hinged back - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
d - plate - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - bolt - Size: Depth 0.8 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1867
1960
Between 1867-1960
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but the same instrument appears in a 1957 Allen and Hanburys catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"ALLEN & HANBURYS // LONDON" engraved on the handle
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Condition Remarks
Like New
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"A Catalogue of Operation Tables, Sterilizers, Hospital Furniture, Surgical Instruments, Appliances, Ligatures & Sutures," Allen & Hanburys Ltd., London, Eng., 1957, p. 456
Exhibit History
On exhibit 100TH Anniversary of Public Health Canada, Ottawa L-2019-7 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2019
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Dates
1840
1879
1840-1879
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1997.2.11
Description
Amputating saw with long flat metal blade with serrated edge and curved front attached with two metal screws to a dark ebony decorative handle with flared section on top and bottom for gripping with embossed designs of lion and unicorn on either side of the crown and text with the manufacturers nam…
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Accession Number
1997.2.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- saw -- amputation
Description
Amputating saw with long flat metal blade with serrated edge and curved front attached with two metal screws to a dark ebony decorative handle with flared section on top and bottom for gripping with embossed designs of lion and unicorn on either side of the crown and text with the manufacturers name on the back of the handle; blade with heavy top guard along top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. H. B. Rundle (1911-1997) via Mr. Howard Rundle.
Maker
W & H Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1840
1879
1840-1879
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
Inscriptions
Engraved on handle: "W & H Hutchinson Sheffield"; on reverse: "Instrument MAKER TO THE ROYAL NAVY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Temporary Location
On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Length
34.3 cm
Width
10.0 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimetre
Dimension Notes
Length 34.3 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Rust patches on blade and back; #2: There are patches of active corrosion on both sides of the blade, one on one side along the top[ framed edge (1.7 cm x 0.7 cm), and two smaller patches above this (0.5 cm and 0.2 cm in diameter); on the opposite side of the blade, there were seven significant patches of corrosion: four patches at the tip of the blade (0.5 cm x 1.2 cm; 0.7 cm x 0.3 cm; 10.4 cm x 0.7 cm; 1.5 cm x 0.5 cm); in the centre of the blade next to the handle, there is a patch 2.6 cm x 1.1 cm; above this along the top framed edge, there is a patch 3.7 cm x 1.3 cm; the rest of the blade has smaller corrosion spots over approximately 5% of its surface; the handle was dirty and there was a crack running down its base where it connects to the blade, 2.6 cm long; the handle was dirty; #3: returned from loan condition unchanged.
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On loan L-2016-4 to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary exhibit; 30 April-8 July, 2016
On exhibit: Listerism: Antisepsis and the Roots of Modern Surgery," Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Ottawa, 30 May 2013.
On exhibit: "War and Medicine," Canadian War Museum, 12 Jan 2011-31 Dec. 2011
On loan to St. James Cathedral and Archives, April 11, 2003-Aug. 2003
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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amputation scalpel

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Dates
1867
1919
circa 1867-1919
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
004021004
Description
An amputation scalpel; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
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Accession Number
004021004
Collection
P. W. Davey Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- amputation
Description
An amputation scalpel; one piece; stainless steel; consists of a sharp blade and a blunt handle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
It was originally the property of a Harley Street surgeon named James McClure, a colleague of Sir John Weir. It was passed to the donor by his daughter's mother in law, Mrs. Jean Spears of Edmonton who was related to McClure.
Dates
1867
1919
circa 1867-1919
Date Remarks
The donor claims that it was about 128 years old in 1995, but similar knives appear in a 1919 catalogue; possibly later.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-15
Dimension Notes
Length 17.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear on the blade.
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 2067; CD #6
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Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal …
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Accession Number
997002430 a-bb
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Amputation -- instrumentation
MM= Surgical Set -- amputation/general surgery
Description
Amputation set,contained in a wooden case with decorative brass side brackets (a) includes; bone saw with open wooden handle (b), bow saw (c), amputating knives (d, e, f), compartment lid (g), tool tray (h), wax blocks for suture string (i, j), leather form (k), Hey's skull saw (l), bullet removal forceps (m), lancet blade (n), absorbtion tool (o), probe with needle eye (p), elevator with rasp (q), tenticular (r), elevator (s), trephine with sloted blade (t), trephine with solid blade (u), blade in tortoise shell (v), tortoise shell lancet case (w), curved lancet blade (x), rounded fleam in tortoise shell case (y), cross-action forceps (z), forceps with adjustable tension (aa), dual ended cranial forceps (bb); brass presentation plaque on case top for H. Yates, M.D.
Number Of Parts
28
Part Names
a – case – Size: Length 50.8 cm x Width 20.8 cm x Depth 8.9 cm
b – bone saw – Size: Length 37.6 cm x Width 8.8 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
c – bow saw – Size: Length 23.7 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
d – knife – Size: Length 28.4 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.5 cm
e – knife – Size: Length 28.0 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
f – knife – Size: Length 33.1cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.2 cm
g – lid – Size: Length 8.5cm x Width 5.5 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
h – tray – Size: Length 41.8 cm x Width 18.4 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
i – wax – Size: Length 2.2 cm x Width 1.6 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
j – wax – Size: Length 4.2 cm x Width 2.2 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
k – leather form – Size: Length 4.4 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
l – Hey's skull saw – Size: Length 17.3 cm x Width 4.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
m – forceps – Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 3.6 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
n – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.4 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
o – absorbtion stick – Size: Length 40.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
p – probe – Size: Length 30.3 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
q – elevator – Size: Length 14.1 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
r – tenticular – Size: Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 2.8 cm
s – elevator – Size: Length 19.0 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 1.1 cm
t – trephine – Size: Length 11.3 cm x Diam. 2.4 cm
u – trephine – Size: Length 11.6 cm x Diam. 2.6 cm
v – blade – Size: Length 10.3 cm x Width 1.1cm x Depth 0.6 cm
w – lancet case – Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 1.5 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
x – lancet blade – Size: Length 8.1 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
y – fleam – Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 1.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
z – forceps – Size: Length 11.2 cm x Width 1.4 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
aa – forceps – Size: Length 10.9 cm x Width 2.3 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
bb – cranial forceps – Size: Length 15.3 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.3 cm
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1890
circa 1850-1890
Date Remarks
Pre-Lister type of tools
Material
wood: brown
metal: silver, yellow, grey
fabric: red
shell: brown, white
wax: cream
leather: cream
Inscriptions
Engraved on plaque on top of case: "H. Yates, M. D."; engraved on knife (d): "EVANS // LONDON"; engraved on knives (e, f): "WEISS // 33 · STRAND"; engraved on bullet removal forceps (m) and elevator (s): "[crown emblem] // BARNARD"; scratched into tortoise shell lancet case (w): "Wm. Shanpe [Illeg.]"; engraved on forceps (aa): "[crown emblem] // EVANS"; engraved on fleam arm: "W & H // HUTCHINSON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E1-1
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Growing Pains: the 1867 Kingston General Hospital Crisis” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Wood is worn, scratched and split in some places; fabric has faded to a golden yellow from original burgundy in any exposed areas and has many tears and frayed spots; cracks in the wooden handles of (c, q); tortoise shell case cracked across width of fleam (y)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
Canniff, William. The Medical Profession in Upper Canada 1783-1850. Toronto: The Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1981
Research Facts
Dr. H. Yates was a key member in the establishment of the Kingston General Hospital, purchasing many new tools and supplies in the 1840's. When the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University was created, he became the Chair of the Science and Practice of Medicine and later was the Dean of the Faculty. It is probable that Dr. Yates' tools were left to his collegues at the Faculty of Medicine.
Previous Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University #: 996.001.963 a-t
Exhibit History
On display in the Friend - Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall; removed January 27, 2010
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Aneurism needle

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1976.6.63
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Accession Number
1976.6.63
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Ligation
MM= Needles -- suture -- ligating -- aneurysm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Barker's patella needle

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1976.6.59
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Accession Number
1976.6.59
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Needles
Suture Techniques
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.3
Description
Metal bistoury with sharp tapered end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, with a catch on the end that is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with sharp tapered end in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, with a catch on the end that is stuck. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON // SHEFFIELD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13.2 cm
Width
1.2 cm
Height
0.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Some cracking and missing pieces on ends of tortoise shell case because of the shock from the catch.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
1969.2.4
Description
Metal bistoury with curved pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, and there is a catch on the end to secure the blade in place when opened. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
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Accession Number
1969.2.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Vaccination -- instrumentation
Description
Metal bistoury with curved pointed blade in a tortoise shell case, attached with a screw on the end so it can be swivelled in and out of the case, and there is a catch on the end to secure the blade in place when opened. There is a maker's mark on the blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Rose, Cobourg Clinic in Ontario.
Maker
J. Gray & Son
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1849
1870
circa 1849-1870
Date Remarks
Date based on the founding of J. Gray and Son surgical instrument makers and the time in which instruments were made with tortoise shell
Material
tortoiseshell: brown; yellow
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Stamped on blade "J. GRAY & SON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8 (in box)
Length
13 cm
Width
1.3 cm
Height
0.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor rusting on blade and ends of tortoise shell cracked and missing.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Websites
Reference Comments
http://www.sheffieldcutlerymap.org.uk/location/joseph-gray-son-ltd/
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/03/arts/antiques-doctors-collect-medical-instruments.html
Research Facts
J. Gray & Son was founded in 1848, and after 1867, instruments made with tortoise shell fell out of fashion because of the introduction of aseptic surgery by Joseph Lister.
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