A large cased set of surgical and trepanning instruments, ca. 1810 – 1840, not complete, all instrumets to be seen are original (nothing replaced); containing 1 drill trephine and 1 hand held trephine, with 5 drill bits (3 crowns and 2 nibs); the handles are made of horn and ebony, 7 instrumets are signed “Hölzlin Friburg”; Nepomuk Hölzlin was a maker of surgical instruments between 1810 ans 1840 at Freiburg/Breisgau (Black Forrest); instruments made of polished steel, velvet lined wooden case, one edge of the case needs repairing; the rest and the instruments are in good condition.
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My hometown is Kiel, an important German port and maritime centre on the Baltic Coast. Being a lecturer in economics, in 1977 I started dealing in nautical antiques as a side line. Later on, my interests, and the stock, changed to microscopes and medical items. Located in Hildesheim and having sold several thousend antique microscopes we are always keen to buy early continental microscopes.
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