c. 1860's Hernstein U.S.A. Hosp. Dept., Military Civil War Set

H. Hernstein of New York, was located at 393 Broadway during the Civil War, he produced surgical sets before, during, and after the Civil War period.  Shown here is an example of a basic, but complete, amputation set of the type which would have  been used in the field by the North.  Noting the forceps are marked U. S. A. Hosp. Dep't. and the latches are typical bilateral military issue as well as the re-enforced brass screwed lid on the case, which is typical to only military issued sets so they could withstand the rigors of War. 

Hermann Hernstein surgical instruments

1843: 3 Chambers

1844: Elizabeth cor. Hester

1845-48: 7 Hague

1850: no listing

1851-52: 68 Duane

1853-54: 81 Duane

1855-57: 81 Duane and 393 Broadway

1858: 81 Duane, 131 Mercer, and 393 Broadway

1859-61: 131 Mercer and 393 Broadway

Hermann Hernstein & Son (Hermann and Albert L. Hernstein) 1862-65: 131 Mercer and 393 Broadway

 

Hermann Hernstein & Son & Co. 1865: 2 Liberty and 393 Broadway

 

Hermann Hernstein & Co. 1866-67: 2 Liberty and 393 Broadway

The top of the case is not government marked, but it is likely the reverse of the plaque is marked.  I don't have the guts to remove it to look.  I have seen that some of the cases made for the military had the blank side of the plaque showing as the sets may have been sold to the medical community and the U.S.A. Hosp Dep't  marking is on the reverse and hidden.

The frame of the capital saw is typical of the design used by French instrument maker Charriere.  See a comparison of a military vs a civilian set from the Civil War.  Also see a major field set by this same maker.

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