Rare Victorian Field Surgeons Pocket Campaign Scalpels Edinburgh 1880 Boer War
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Rare Victorian Field Surgeons Pocket Campaign Scalpels Edinburgh 1880 Boer War:
THIS ITEM IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
This is a fascinating pocket set of surgeons instruments, made in Edinburgh c1880 at the time of the Boer War. It comprises three scalpels, a piercer and a 'chain and hooks' instrument in a fitted mahogany box with an inset nameplate to the top (not engraved). The scalpels all have an Edinburgh maker's mark which is difficult to decipher but could read W.LLIARI or WILLIARD. original Abney's level, designed bySir William de Wiveleslie Abney in the 1870s and made by Elliott of London in the 1880s. A very similar set can be seen at The Old Operating Theatre Museum in London. This set is being sold WITHOUT RESERVE and with a 99p start price. Please do look at my other items as I will combine postage charges etc (see delivery below).offer now to avoid disappointment.
Box Height = 30mm ; Length = 165mm ; Depth 65mm.
Please note that this item isapproximately 130 years old and has been used. There is some corrosion to the metal surfaces and there are a number of small marks/scratches consistent with age, usage and cleaning.Please refer to the photographs and do not hesitate to emailif you haveany questionsprior to offerding.
The delivery prices quoted are for 'signed for' services. I will also combine deliveries should you purchase more than one item to keep your costs down.Ido not make any money on postage and packing and regularly subsidize the cost to provide a better level of service.
Good luck with your offerding.
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