ALEX PECK 

MEDICAL ANTIQUES

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We are always looking for new medical antiques to improve and add to the archives collection, the sale catalogue, and as topics for future articles

 Please let us know your interests and what you might have.

Alex Peck has been a student and dealer of medical, surgical, and dental antiques since 1978. 

Antique and historical medical and surgical consulting and technical advisor services available for film, movie, documentary, theatrical, and television productions, etc.  Primary sources...period artifacts, texts, instrument maker's catalogues, photographs, etc., are used exclusively.  

High definition unedited photo files of many of the items found on the website are available for sale to advertisers, publishers, researchers, etc.

Alex Peck actively buys important and high quality antique medical, surgical, bloodletting, and dental instruments, Revolutionary War and Civil War medical antiques, books, photographs, letters, personal medical-related objects of doctors, medical school memorabilia,  and other similar items.  

We look forward to hearing about items that you have for sale.  Please contact us at a.peck@mchsi.com.

Thanks!

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ACTIVELY BUYING MEDICAL ANTIQUES:

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·         ANTIQUE MEDICAL AND ANTIQUE SURGERY INSTRUMENTS, CIVIL WAR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS,  AND BOWIE KNIVES MADE BY GEORGE TIEMANN, PETER ROSE, WILLIAM GOULDING, HERNSTIEN, BRINKERHOFF, H.G. KERN, GEMRIG, KOLBE, HELMOLD, REES, WOCHER, MARTIN, ROSE & SELLERS, ROSE, ARNOLD, REINHARDT, DUFILHO, SNOWDEN, WIEGAND, SCHIVELY, CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, SHEPARD & DUDLEY, FORD, WADE & FORD, KUEMERLE, TEUFEL, AUTHENRIETH, KLOTT, WOLF, CHEVALIER, S.S. WHITE, BIDDLE, MADIERA, GOLDTHWAITE, WEISS, EVANS, MAW, HUTCHINSON, SAVIGNY, GRANGERET, CHARRIERE, MATHIEU, HEINE, AND OTHER 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY MAKERS 

·         ANTIQUE AMPUTATION SETS AND ANTIQUE MINOR SURGERY SETS, CIVIL WAR AMPUTATION SETS, FIELD SURGEON'S SET, CIVIL WAR SURGICAL SETS, INDIVIDUAL AMPUTATION SAWS, KNIVES, LISTON KNIVES, CIRCULAR AMPUTATION KNIVES, MECHANICAL SAWS, HEINE SAW, CHAIN SAW, ANTIQUE TOURNIQUETS, SIGNORONI'S TOURNIQUET, BONE FORCEPS, ECRASEUR, NELATON PROBE, AND OTHER  SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS OF ALL DESCRIPTION 

·         ANTIQUE BLOODLETTING INSTRUMENTS:  LANCETS, LANCET ETUIS, FLEAMS, SCARIFICATORS,  MECHANICAL LEECHES, ARTIFICIAL LEECHES, LEECH JARS, CUPPING SETS, CUPS, HORN CUPS, TIN CUPS, UNUSUAL GLASS CUPS, SPRING LANCETS, MECHANICAL LANCETS, ANTIQUE BLEEDERS, BLOOD STICKS, FLEAM STICKS, BOOKS, PRINTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS DEALING WITH BLOODLETTING, HEURTELOUP'S ARTIFICIAL LEECH, BARON HEURTELOUP, DRY CUPPING, WET CUPPING, BLEEDING BOWLS

·         ANTIQUE STETHOSCOPES: MONAURAL, BINAURAL, LAENNEC, PIORRY, STOKES, BILLINGS, CAMMANN, DENNISON, LYNCH, ESPECIALLY INSTRUMENTS MADE FROM IVORY, HORN, AND SILVER, UNUSUAL SHAPES, HISTORIC PIECES

·         ANTIQUE OBSTETRICAL SETS AND INSTRUMENTS, OB FORCEPS, LEVERS, VECTI, FETAL DESTRUCTION INSTRUMENTS, HOOKS, CRANIAL TREPHINES, CRANIOCLASTS, FILLETS

·         ANTIQUE GYNECOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, VAGINAL SPECULA, DOUCHES, AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS

·         ANTIQUE OPHTHALMIC SETS AND INSTRUMENTS,  EYE ANTIQUES, OPHTHALMOSCOPES, CATARACT KNIVES, TRIAL LENS SETS, IVORY ANATOMICAL MODEL EYES, AUZOUX MODELS, EYEGLASSES, OPTOMETRIST ANTIQUES

·         ANTIQUE DENTAL INSTRUMENTS AND SETS, TOOTHKEYS, PELICANS, UNUSUAL FORCEPS, TOOTHBRUSHES, FALSE TEETH, MOTHER OF PEARL SETS, MOTHER OF PEARL MIRRORS AND SCISSORS, KERN, CHEVALLIER, S.S. WHITE, BIDDLE, TIEMANN

·         ANTIQUE APOTHECARY CHESTS, UNUSUAL BOTTLES, SHOW GLOBES, BALANCES, WEIGHTS, SUPPOSITORIES

·         REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, SURGICAL SETS, INDIVIDUAL ANTIQUE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, DOCUMENTS

·         ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR-BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH- ANTIQUE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, SURGEON'S UNIFORMS, INSIGNIA, SWORDS, MODEL 1832 MEDICAL STAFF SWORD, MODEL 1840 MEDICAL STAFF SWORD, ANYTHING PRESENTED TO A SURGEON OR DOCTOR, SURGICAL SETS, SURGICAL BOOKS, SURGICAL MANUALS, PHOTOGRAPHS, LETTERS, DIARIES, U.S.A. HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT MARKED SETS AND INSTRUMENTS, U.S.A. HOSPL. DEPT. MARKED SETS AND INSTRUMENTS, U.S.A. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT MARKED SETS AND INSTRUMENTS,  U.S.A. MED. DEPT. MARKED SETS AND INSTRUMENTS, MEDICINE CASES, HOSPITAL STEWARD'S KNAPSACKS, SURGEON'S COMPANIONS, PANNIERS, ESPECIALLY BY ASTORIA LAB, SQUIBB, OR MARIS, OTHER CW SURGEON'S PERSONAL ITEMS, SUCH AS CLOTHING, GUNS, SWORDS, PHOTOGRAPHS, CDVS, MEDALS, ANYTHING RELATED TO J.J. CHISOLM, J. JULIAN  CHISOLM, FRANK HASTINGS HAMILTON, STEPHEN SMITH, VALENTINE MOTT, ALEXANDER MOTT, REED BROCKWAY BONTECOU, R.B. BONTECOU, HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, GETTYSBURG, ANTIETAM, WILDERNESS, CIVIL WAR BATTLES, CIVIL WAR HOSPITALS, SAMUEL PRESTON MOORE, PORCHER

·         ANTIQUE ANESTHESIA INHALERS AND  ETHER AND CHLOROFORM BOTTLES, DROPPERS, AND OTHER ITEMS

·         ANTIQUE UROLOGICAL AND ANTIQUE LITHOTOMY SETS AND INSTRUMENTS, LITHOTRIPTERS, LITHOTRITES, LITHOTRIBES, GORGETS, STONES MADE INTO ORNAMENT AND KEEPSAKES

·         ANTIQUE CANES OR WALKING STICKS WITH A MEDICAL ASPECT, CONTAINING MEDICATIONS, SYRINGES, STETHOSCOPES, ETC.

·         ANTIQUE PHRENOLOGY MATERIAL,  BUSTS, ESPECIALLY EARLY AND IVORY EXAMPLES, CALIPERS, BROADSIDES

·         ANTIQUE CLINICAL THERMOMETERS, GOLD AND SILVER CASES, TIEMANN'S BENT, IVORY AXILLA, IMMISCH, SURFACE

·         X-RAY TUBES AND RADIOLOGY ANTIQUES, COLD CATHODE X-RAY TUBE, CROOKES TUBES, X-RAY MACHINES

·         APOTHECARY ANTIQUES AND PHARMACY ANTIQUES, JARS, BALANCES, MEDICINE CHESTS, MEDICAL CHESTS, SHOW GLOBES, LEECH JARS

·         ANTIQUE MICROSCOPES, PRE-1900 BRASS MONOCULAR AND BINOCULAR, POWELL & LEYLAND, ROSS, BAKER, PILISCHER, MARTIN, CUFF, MARSHALL, W. & S. JONES, BECK, CARY, DOLLAND, ADAMS, ZENTMAYER, BAUSCH & LOMB, TOLLES, GRUNOW, QUEEN,  BULLOCH, NACHET, ZEISS, LEITZ, EARLY MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES

·         ANTIQUE ANATOMICAL MODELS, ÉCORCHÉ, FULL-FIGURE, TORSO, HEAD, BRAIN INDIVIDUAL BODY PARTS, ANIMAL, PLANT, BORK STEGER, AUZOUX, PICHLERS WITWE & SOHN, LEOPOLD AND RUDOLF BLASCHKA, ECORCHE

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 ALEX PECK MEDICAL ANTIQUES

a.peck@mchsi.com

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MEDICAL ANTIQUES INTRODUCTION SERIES

(IN DEVELOPMENT)

 

ANTIQUE ANATOMICAL MODELS

Auzoux anatomical models

ANESTHESIA ANTIQUES

Anesthesia antiques, such as inhalers and droppers, are discussed.

BLOODLETTING ANTIQUES

A fine and decorative c. 1830s Staffordshire leeches jar.

This site discusses the use of wet and dry cupping. Scarificators and cupping glasses are illustrated.

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL ANTIQUES

A fine presentation Civil War Medical Staff Sword Model 1840.

A Civil War medical box with period label stating: Charles E. White / carried / War in 1862 Put up by his / mother E.G. White at Deerfield NH.


A rare Civil War Confederate surgeon's coat from Virginia. The collar is faced in the black branch color of the Confederate medical department.

ENT ANTIQUES

 

ANTIQUE EAR TRUMPETS AND HEARING AIDS

 

ANTIQUE ENEMAS, STOMACH PUMPS, AND DOUCHES

 

ANTIQUE AMPUTATION SETS

An 1850s amputation set by Max Wocher, Cincinnati.

 

ANTIQUE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Antique Tourniquets: Petit's Spiral, USA Belt, Signoroni's, Mott's, and other unusual examples.

A selection of bow-framed amputation saws that span 250 years of surgical history are presented.

ANTIQUE SURGICAL SETS

An 1850s general operating set of amputation, trephining, ophthalmic, and urological instruments by George Tiemann, New York.

A fine 1860s amputation set with instruments marked: GEMRIG. The lift-out tray retains the paper label: MANUFACTURED / BY / J.H. GEMRIG / 109 South Eighth St. / PHILADELPHIA.

A scarce Civil War-date general operating set as designed by James R. Wood, M.D. (1813-1882), in conjunction with the firm Wade & Ford (fl. 1860-1866), New York.

NEUROSURGICAL ANTIQUES

An 1840s trephine set and its various instruments are discussed.

OPHTHALMIC ANTIQUES

Cataract surgery sets.

Antique spectacles.

Antique ophthalmoscopes.

OBSTETRICAL ANTIQUES

Obstetric instruments are discussed and pictured.

GYNECOLOGICAL ANTIQUES

Antique specula in ivory, wood, pewter, and other materials.

ANTIQUE STETHOSCOPES

A c. 1820s Laennec monaural stethoscope turned in three parts from cedar. The insert cone of cedar and brass was used when listening to heart and voice sounds.

A c. 1880 Cammann binaural stethoscope with tension spring and screw adjustment.

PHRENOLOGY ANTIQUES

Phrenology busts and other phrenology antiques are discussed and pictured.

DENTAL ANTIQUES

Antique dental forceps, toothkeys, and pelicans are discussed.

LITHOTOMY ANTIQUES

Antique lithotomy and urological instruments.

ANTIQUE MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Daguerreotypes, albumens, CDVs, and tintypes of medical subjects.

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APPRAISALS & IDENTIFICATIONS

See  Appraisals  for information on our service.

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JOHN PECK

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