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    Complete Tiemann Surgeon's Field Kit From the Civil War Era, ca. 1860s. Very nice example of complete field surgeon's kit dating to the Civil War. This set is complete with fourteen pieces. Manufactured by the Tiemann Company of New York City, the premier maker of surgical instruments, this rosewood-boxed surgeon's kit would have been used to perform surgery at Civil War makeshift battlefield hospitals.

    The implements included here are a saw, a complete set of scalpels, retractors, and clamps housed in the attractive velvet-lined box that includes two compartments. The maker's sticker of "G. Tiemann & Co., Manufacturers of Surgical Instruments, 67 Chatham St. N.Y." is on the upper lid inside the box. This Rosewood box has slight aged crackling of the wood at the top & a blank brass tag. No key with box. Very fine complete example of a Civil War era surgeon's kit, a rare find. Measures approximately 16.50" x 3.25" x 5.00".

    Condition:
    Fine-very fine, instruments are unused, with excellent wooden handles, but do have some rust on blades, box has small piece of wood 2½" x ¼" missing, also has paint spots on box, burgundy felt little light.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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