Pocket surgical instrument set, Sheffield, England, 1901-1950

Made:
1901-1950 in Sheffield
maker:
J Gray & Son

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Pocket instrument set in nickel plated case with chamois leather outer case by J. Gray & Son, Sheffield.
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Pocket instrument set in nickel plated case with chamois leather outer case by J. Gray & Son, Sheffield, first half 20th century

This pocket-sized set is packed full with a range of instruments and materials that would have enabled a medical practitioner to carry out a variety of treatments and minor surgical procedures, such as giving injections and stitching wounds. The metal case and instruments allow the set to be sterilised easily.

The set was made by J Gray & Son, a surgical instrument maker in Sheffield, England, in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Details

DisplayLocation:
Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
1979-183 Pt1
Materials:
chrome plated, copper alloy, nickel plate, silver plate, stainless steel, steel
type:
surgical instrument set
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
status:
Permanent collection

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