Set of amputation instruments in fitted case
Savigny and Co
This set of tools is thought to have been used in the Peninsular War (1807-1814) between France and the alied forces of England, Spain and Portugal. The maw cutter is likely a later addition.
Originally part of the Raymond Russell collection, London. It was gifted in memory of the donor's son. The Wellcome Trust gifted it to the Medical History Museum in 1964.
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Maw & Sons (estab. 1860, closed Circa 1875) ▫ cutter
maker's mark ▫ on blade: 'SAVIGNY & Co./67-T JAMES ST/LONDON' ▫ long knife
maker's mark ▫ 'S. MAW & SON/LONDON' ▫ cutter
maker's mark ▫ on blade: 'SAVIGNY/& Co' ▫ short and blunt-ended knives
maker's mark ▫ on blade: 'SAVIGNY/& Co/LONDON' ▫ medium knife
owner's mark/inscriptions ▫ inside, on back edge: 'MU008/67' ▫ case