"Between 1840 and 1890, New York Challenged
and then eclipsed Philadelphia in the domain of instrument making.
By the time of the Civil War, New York had become home to the
greatest concentration of instrument makers in the country.
While some Britons, notably William R. Goulding and William F. Ford,
made their mark in New York City, fewer and fewer instrument makers
arrived from the British Isles after 1840."
Left and right set of scissors, Wm. Goulding,
"Goulding (Born 1805), arrived in New
York in 1831, but did not appear in city directories until 1838,
when he was listed as a surgical instrument maker. "
"Goulding's advertisements bosted he operated
a steam manufactory on Ann St. He accumulated a following of
leading surgeons of New York, e.g. Alfred Post, surgeon of the
New-York Hospital, Obstetrician Gunning S. Bedford, A. L. Cox,
consulting surgeon of the Seamens's Retreat, Staten Is., and above
all Valentine Mott, the leading New York surgeon of his day."
"Goulding may have intentionally copied
premier English instrument John Weiss for the slotted blade
amputation saw configuration."
Information on Goulding, see Edmonson's book.
Additional information on a Goulding-Brinkerhoff
connection in the late 1850's.
Goulding Mexican War era Hospital Department surgical set
Goulding Mexican War era Hospital Department trepanning set