Set of ophthalmic instruments

Weiss & Son (estab. 1831, closed 1871)
Circa 1890s
Boxed set of ophthalmic instruments by Weiss. Most of the instruments have ivory handles and are in a lift-out compartment in leatherette case with purple velvet lining.
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Weiss & Son (estab. 1831, closed 1871)
steel, silver and other metal, ivory, wood, velvet, leather, paper and ink
5 x 25.4 x 17.4 cm
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Gift of Mrs AM Hill through Professor Gerard W Crock, 1979
maker's mark ▫ carved into ivory: 'WEISS' ▫ handles
maker's mark ▫ stamped along front lip, in gilt: 'J. WEISS & SON./287, OXFORD ST LONDON' ▫ case
name/inscriptions ▫ printed label, ‘CURVED NEEDLES/FOR THE EYE./WEISS AND SON,/287, Oxford Street, London, W./No. Doz.’ ▫ package
contents/maker's mark ▫ in ink on label, after ‘No.’, ‘Assd’, and before ‘Doz’, ‘1’ ▫ package
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Medical History Museum Category


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