Alex Peck Antique Medical 

Medical Antiques for Sale Catalogue

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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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233.  An antique pewter bed warmer inscribed with the date 1837.

 

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234.  The c. 1920 doctor's office sign of J. Guy Smith, M.D., who is believed to have practiced in the Canfield, Ohio, area.  The frame is made of metal and the lettering is protected by a thick glass insert with scalloped border.

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235.  An antique apothecary's caster oil reservoir with self-contained dispensing pump.  The body and lid are both stenciled:  CASTOR OIL.  The soldered tin container is 15" tall and is affixed with the maker's tag: TURNER'S PAT / IMPROVED OIL CAN /  PAT JAN 15, 84 /  MADE BY / TURNER & HEATH /  KNOXVILLE, TENN. 

 

 

 

236.  A fine brass box type antique bloodletting scarificator by George Tiemann & Co., New York.  The twelve blades and the action are in excellent working order.

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237.  An antique obstetrical hook and crotchet marked  by S. Maw, a London surgical instrument maker.  The center handgrips are ebony.

 

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238.   A stereoview of a spoof dental extraction in a late 19th century dental office.  Note the pedal dental engine (drill) to the left and the swan-necked arms on the purpose-built dental chair.  The image is copyrighted 1890 and is from New York.  Penciled on the back is the caption  Oh, what a tooth.

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239.  A c. 1860 antique tongue depressor by Charrière, Paris.

 

 

 

240.  An autograph letter from Charles Babbage (1791-1871), British political economist,  mathematician, and the inventor of the first computing machines, which are the ancestors of the modern computer.  The letter is dated 1 May 1840, and it is an invitation to attend one of Babbage's well-known salons.  The invitee is Major Alfred Mordecai (1804-1887), who, at the time, was the U.S. Army's foremost ordnance expert and in Europe to examine arsenals and cannon foundries.  Later, in 1852 and in Mordecai's hand, a notation is made on Charles Babbage's inventing of the ..."Calculating Engine"... doc, ALS, Charles Babbage Alfred Mordecai, 1840.jpg (415389 bytes)

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