Surgical instruments in fitted case

Circa 19th Century
Wooden and metal case with red velvet lining containing 1 finger saw with ebony handle, 1 metacarpal saw with ebony handle, 1 bone saw blade without a handle, 12 surgical needles, 2 brass tourniquets with canvas straps and leather pads, 1 large amputation knife with ebon handle, 2 small amputation knives with ebony handles, 1 scaple with ebony handle, 1 pair of tissue forceps, 1 probe with eye. Some equipment is missing.

Object detail

wood, metal, brass, ebony, steel, canvas
43.7 x 22.6 x 23.5 cm (open)
43.7 x 20 x 6.4 cm (closed)
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Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category


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