American Civil War Surgical Antiques

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Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

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Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection

 

As seen in:  Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, Antiques & Collecting publications, and various TV programs

c. 1830 Wiegand and Snowden Trepanning Set

A complete c. 1830's trepanning set by Wiegand and Snowden of Philadelphia, Pa.   Wiegand and Snowden were partners from 1824 to 1855, located at 49 N. 7th and 49 N. 5th.

Wiegand & Snowden, John Wiegand and Thomas Snowden; partnership dissolved 21 May 1855; firm continued by Thomas Snowden) surgeons' instrument makers "est. 1821"

1824-25: 49 N. 7th

1828-55: 15 N. 5th

 

 Reference: Edmonson

The dark red velvet lined mahogany case with inlayed brass handle measures  6.25 x 9.5 x 1 3/4 inches. 

The trephine cutting heads are cylindrical with vertical 'escapes' for the bone debris, similar to those vertical slots seen in some capital saws from the 1850's.

Note the Hey saw is blued, which is unusual.  Also, note the rather basic, yet functional design, and fit of the handle.

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