This extremely rare military trepanning
set in a mahogany case, ( 9.5
x 4 x 2 ) inches, was made by William R. Goulding, New York.
William R. Goulding surgical instruments; surgical and dental
1837-38: 166 Rivington
1839: 33 1/2 Chatham,
h. 166 Rivington
1840-41: 35 1/2
Chatham, h 166 Rivington
[also listed as Wm. R.
Goulding & Co., 35 Ih Chatham, in 1841-42]
1842-43: 58 Gold, h. 66
1844: 35 1/2 Chatham
and 29 Ann ("steam manufactory") 1845-49: 57 Chatham and 29 Ann
The name 'Goulding, New
York' is imprinted on the bone rasp as seen in the photo.
The set, with military sliding latches was most likely supplied to the U. S. A. Medical Department at the time of the
Mexican War during the late 1840's. The cylindrical style crown of the
trephine is typical of pre-1860.
The boar's hair brush
and all instruments appear to have seen extensive use. The condition
is almost exactly like that seen in the surgical set noted below. A
serious piece of our military history prior to the Civil War.
Compare this set to
the other military Goulding surgical set used during the Mexican War.
William Goulding, click here for
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