Alex Peck Antique Medical Equipment

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Below is a listing of a few medical and scientific antiques that are currently for sale.  Please feel free to send an e-mail for additional details and to place an order. Click on the thumbnails for enlargements and additional views.

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209.  An unusual combination pocket syringe and bottle for treating venereal disease.  It was patented in 1878 by Whitall Tatum and Company, Philadelphia.  

 

 

 

 

210.   A very rare c. 1880s albumen photograph of the shop of the surgical instrument maker Frederick Haslam at 83 Pulaski Street, Brooklyn.   Edmonson shows no such photographs of nineteenth century surgical instrument maker's premises.  See Edmonson, p. 211.

211.  Samuel David Gross, A Manual of Military Surgery.  186 pp.  Philadelphia: Lippencourt, 1862.   The cover of this Civil War surgical manual is embossed with the American eagle, flag, and shield.  SOLD  

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212.  A c. 1880 antique  Boericke & Tafel's Homeopathic Family Medicine Case, 145 Grand St, New York.  The 18 original cork-stoppered glass vials are present.  SOLD

 

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213.   A fine and large solid silver Practical Materia Medica award medal presented by William Craig, M.D., F.R.S.E., Lecturer, to Charles Horace Andrews for the Session of 1890. The other side of the medal has a deeply stamped coat–of-arms and motto of the School of Medicine, Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh. A silver neck chain is attached, though not shown here.  

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214.  A c. 1890 antique magnifying lens in a silver mount with a cupid finial.

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215.  A c. 1830 high quality antique knife and fork set  with original case.   The set was made for an invalid (someone with swallowing difficulties) or a person without teeth, as the single knife incorporates three different blades for the fine cutting of food.  The masticating knife can be taken apart for cleaning and is held together by a silver compression ring.  Each knife blade is marked:  JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS / CUTLERS TO HIS MAJESTY /  No 6 NORFOLK STREET / SHEFFIELD.  Rodgers received its royal warrant from King George IV in 1821.  A similar but slightly later knife is pictured in Abel Domenech, Exhibition Knives of Joseph Rodgers & Sons - The Samuel Setian Collection, p. 155.  SOLD  

 

216.  A c. 1890 antique Goodell's uterine dilator made by Lentz, Philadelphia.  The grips are ebony.

 

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