Surgical kit

1. Joseph Gray & Son (estab. 1849, closed 1965)
2. W & H Hutchinson (estab. Circa 1878, closed Post 1919)
Circa 1860
Surgical Kit, instruments with tortoiseshell handles, comprising: 2 surgical hooks with suture hole; double-ended surgical hook with suture hole and needle; 3 double-ended scalpels; vulcanite caustic stone holder with stone (missing clasp); 2 metal forceps; vulcanite/bakelite vaccinator with caustic stone (missing metal clasp); 2 small scalpels (arrow head and normal point); lachrymal probe with widened end for suture hole; 6 suture needles; 2 suture threads, held in black leatherette fold-up wallet with gold embossing. Instruments with tortoiseshell handles, e.g. surgical hooks or scalpels, fold into a cavity in the handle.
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Joseph Gray & Son (estab. 1849, closed 1965) ▫ surgical hooks and scalpels
W & H Hutchinson (estab. Circa 1878, closed Post 1919) ▫ scalpel
steel and other metal, tortoiseshell, Vulcanite, bakelite, caustic stone, gut, cardboard, leather, satin, velvet, elastic and gilt
wallet: 7.2 x 14.2 x 3 cm
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Credit line
Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
maker's mark ▫ marked each end: 'J. GRAY & SON/SHEFFIELD' ▫ lachrymal probes
maker's mark ▫ marked each end: 'W. & H./HUTCHINSON/SHEFFIELD' ▫ MHM04072.3 - double-ended scalpels 2
maker's mark ▫ marked: on handle, 'LÜER/APARIR.', and inside, '12' twice ▫ forceps 2
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category


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