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    Description

    Great Group of Civil War Period Medical Instruments and supplies that were among the personal effects of Assistant Surgeon William P. Morgan, 9th Maryland Inf. Grouping includes the following"
    1. 2" square and 4 1/2" high including pewter spout, japanned tin with paper label for "U. S. A. Medical Dept./Prepared at the U. S. A Laboratory Philadelphia/Sodae et Potassae Tariras (SP.". Excellent sound condition with just a few chips on the label. Retains most of the original japanned finish with absolutely no dents or bends. Complete with original cork.
    2. 1" diameter pewter syringe in about perfect untouched condition. 10 1/2" long when extended.
    3. 3/8" diameter gutta percha syringe in perfect condition. 7 1/2" when extended.
    4. Skull trephine with fixed center post/spike. Wooden handle missing fastening screw. Just some very light scattered surface rust but excellent.
    5. Group of 2 bulbous wooden handle and two checkered ebony handle probes etc. All in about perfect condition with just some very light surface rust on two of the pieces.
    6. 3/4, 7 3/4" gutta percha syrunge in perfect condition.
    7. Gutta percha, fiber and nickeled steel stethoscope marked "Godman & Sutleff/Boston". Comes apart for storage in kid leather bag. Perfect condition.
    8. 11" long 'chain saw' with checkered ebony handles. About perfect untouched condition.
    9. Checkered handle gutta percha probe. 10 1/2" long marked "Godman & Sutleff". About perfect condition.
    10. 3/4" diameter hard rubber syringe, 12 3/4" when extended. Deeply marked on top of syringe where plunger enters "I. R. Comb Co. Goodyear 1851". Perfect condition.
    11. What appears to be a small domed hard rubber ink well. Deeply marked on top of the screw off cap, "India Rubber Comb Co. Goodyear". Perfect condition.
    12. Linen wrapped packet, 3 1/2" square X 2" thick, marked on face with black ink stamp "U. S. / 1861" Cloth pinned to the back with period pencil script, "12 large sponges". Also in pencil script on the packet itself "Dr. Cushing Sterile". Most rare and the only example we've seen offered for sale. Just some toning on the linen wrapping else about perfect.
    13. 8" X 5 1/4" X 1 1/4" thick linen wrapped packet marked with black ink stamped "U. S. / 1861" on the face with a small piece of cloth pinned to the back "Gauze", written in period pencil script. Again very, very rare and the first example we've ever seen offered for sale.
    A great grouping of Civil War period medical equipment with nice attribution.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
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