A very early Tiemann amputation set in a handsome brass-bound rosewood case.Key present:and lock turns but does not seal case. The form of and address on the interior label (see listing image) indicates it was made between 1833-1855, when George Tiemann was sole proprietor of the firm. All instruments are either unmarked or marked Tieman ,most with the 63 Chatham St address on them, further confirming the early date of this set. Length of case: 15.25 inches. It contains both a large Liston amputating knife and a Caitlings knife, as well as a Parker Capital Saw, and a metacarpal saw. Two of the “TIEMANN- signed small instruments (scalpel and ligature carrier) are later replacements, the rest are original. The bone snips are missing. Sets made during this era were commonly used in the Civil War by Northern and Southern surgeons. Great set for re-enactors.
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