Trepanning Set by Peter Rose
Peter Rose was a famous surgical
instrument maker located in New York at various locations on William St. from
1822 - 1845. This set has an address of 130 William St. , which would
have been from 1836 - 1841.
Rose supplied some of the more notable surgeons in New
York with instruments. (From Edmonson; American Surgical Instruments: an Illustrated History).
Peter Rose cutler
1829-30: 72 William
1831-35: 35 William
1836-41: 130 William
1842: 129 William
1843: 111 112 William surgical instruments
1844-45: 111 112 William and 61 Elizabeth surgeons' instruments
This rare and famous maker trepanning set,
which measures (8 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.), is heavily braced with brass corner
pieces and the case is made of rose wood with dark maroon velvet lining.
There is a frilly braded lining around the inside of the
upper lid, which supports the edge of the divider between the upper and lower
The name plate is not engraved, but
appears to have been removed at one time and it would be interesting to see what
the other side. The original key
is present. The trade label is notable because it shows the hand
written building number on William as is noted on the
surgery set by Rose.