Early in the last century ambulances in large cities carried surgeons with them on their calls. These men, and they were virtually all men, wore identifying caps. The one on offer is from Lincoln Hospital, an institution founded in 1839 to serve the Black community in the Bronx but which evolved over time to become one of NYC’s major trauma centers and a teaching hospital. While there is some evidence of use it remains in remarkably good condition for its age, e.g., no moth damage. The buttons holding the braid on have the seal of New York City. It also has the name of the original owner inside the crown.
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Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-623-6777