Lee's Tank Package for silkworm gut suture thread

J. Ellwood Lee Co. (closed 1905)
Circa 1890-1905
Cylindrical, fully enclosed glass tube of "Lee's Tank Package", silk-worm gut, by J. Ellwood Lee Co. The clear glass tube has three rubber side nobs for removing silkworm gut thread from the glass spindle inside. The tube has been drained of the sterilizing alcohol when some of the thread was used and resealed.
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silkworm gut, glass, rubber, paper and ink
10.1 x 3.1 cm
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
name/inscriptions ▫ marked: 'Lee's Tank Package/Assorted Sizes. Pat. 1893./Boiled and preserved in alcohol/J. Ellwood. Lee. Co./Conshocken, P.A.'
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Medical History Museum Category


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