19th century American surgeon's field amputation kit in fitted, brass mounted, mahogany and satinwood veneered case with velvet lining. Contains a total of 35 medical implements including bone saw, scalpels, tourniquet, and other surgical tools, many with horn handles. Marked items are stamped "Caswell Hazard & Co. W.F. Ford NY" or Caswell Hazard & Co. / Ford" . Brass name plate atop box lid is not engraved. Some items retain previous Sotheby's auction tags. Overall size of case: 3" H x 16" W x 6" D. Circa 1870s. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: All items clean but some blades retain dark stains; light wear to handles. Closure sticks; case has some light scratching, shrinkage cracks and wear; bottom of case with wear and some cracks.
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