DescriptionCivil War--Era G. Tiemann & Co. Medical Field Aspiration Kit.
Housed in a lacquered walnut case measuring approximately 13 x 7 x 2 1/2-inches, lined in green velvet with fitted compartments for a pump, hose and various wooden and gutta percha attachments. The brass pump is maker-marked "Tiemann & Co". The inside lid of the case has Tiemann's company label stamped in gilt on a red morocco label. Kits of this type were used for a number of unsavory tasks including stomach pumping and enemas.
Condition: Excellent. Modest wear to the walnut box, otherwise the pump is in working order and all attachments are in fine condition with light wear.
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