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Duckworth's Essences Card Advert A89
Duckworth's Essences Card Advert A89
Original, quality pre-war unused multi-coloured advertising show card for "Duckworth's Essences and colours 'Heart Brand' ". This mint showcard with its original string to the top and brown paper wrap, has details of four bottles of differing colour of essences. Complete and in good order. 17.5" x 14.25". 
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Price: 65.00


Sheep Bone Apple Corers, 3 available AP16
Original, quality late 19th century sections of sheep bones trimmed and decorated for use a apple corers. All in good order. Please state which one is required if ordering online. 4.25" to 4.75" x 1" wide approx. Price is for each.  
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Price: 65.00


Sheep Bone Apple Corers, 3 available AP16



Clear Glass Storage Jar BJ150
Clear Glass Storage Jar BJ150
Original, quality late 19th century clear glass storage jar with a later moulded glass top. Both the inside of the neck of the jar and outside of the rim of the lid have been ground to make a good airtight fit. Complete and in good order with no chips and cracks but the inside is rather misty from hard water? 13.5" tall including lid, base 6" diam and body 5" diam. 
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Price: 45.00


The Alexandra Babies Bottle BJ138
Original, quality, pressed glass babies feeding bottle, circa 1900 / 1920's, complete with the screw in glass stopper. This example is embossed "The Alexandra" and "S Maw and Son Trademark". No chips and complete and in good order. 6" x 3.5" wide and 3" front to back. 
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Price: 65.00


The Alexandra Babies Bottle   BJ138



The Cherub Babies Bottle   BJ137
The Cherub Babies Bottle BJ137
Original, quality, pressed glass babies feeding bottle, circa 1900 / 1920's, complete with the screw in glass stopper. This clean example is embossed "The Cherub Feeder", "Glass Made in France" and with trade mark "H & R London". No chips and is complete and in good order. 6" long x 4" wide and 3" tall.  
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Price: 65.00


Green Glass Medicine Bottle BJ127
Original, quality, green ribbed glass medicine bottle with the original cork, 1930's / 40's or older. This six sided example has three ribbed sides and three plain. The ribbing is to confirm to the poor sighted this bottle contains a medicine. Complete and in good order. 6.75" tall plus cork, 2.5" widest.  
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Price: 23.00


Green Glass Medicine Bottle   BJ127



Purple Chemists Syrup Bottle   BJ126
Purple Chemists Syrup Bottle BJ126
Original, quality, 19th century, very dark purple coloured chemist syrup storage bottle, sadly missing the stopper, otherwise complete and in good order, with a super, sharp pontil to the underside. 8" tall x 3.25" diameter.  
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Price: 65.00


Bristol Blue Syrup Bottle BJ125
Original, quality, 19th century, Bristol blue coloured glass chemists syrup bottle, sadly missing the stopper, otherwise perfect and with a super sharp pontil to the underside. 8.25" tall x 3.5" diameter.  
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Price: 65.00


Bristol Blue Syrup Bottle   BJ125



Green Chemist Bottle   BJ123
Green Chemist Bottle BJ123
Original, quality 1920's, green glass chemist / apothecary bottle with vertical ribbing, a flat front panel for a label and a clear glass stopper. The ribbing was a warning when handling that it contained liquid not to be taken orally. 7" tall x 2.5" diameter. Other similar bottles of differing sizes may well be available. 
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Price: 36.00


Clarkes Blood Mixture Chemist Bottle BJ121
Original, quality 1920's, tall pale blue glass chemist / apothecary bottle with an applied top and embossed detail to the front for "Clarke's World Famous Blood Mixture, Lincoln, England". Complete, but with a large knock to the edge of the base, otherwise in good order. 11.5" tall x 3.5" diameter.  
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Price: 56.00


Clarkes Blood Mixture Chemist Bottle   BJ121



Green Chemist Bottle   BJ120
Green Chemist Bottle BJ120
Original, quality 1920's, green glass chemist / apothecary bottle with vertical ribbing, a flat front panel for a label and a ground green glass stopper. The ribbing was a warning when handling that it contained liquid not to be taken orally. 10" tall x 3.75" diameter. Other similar, but smaller bottles may well be available. 
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Price: 65.00


Wesleys Babies Feeding Bottle BJ92
Original, quality 19th century aqua green coloured, very clean babies bottle, with wooden mould side seams and an applied top collar. The front is embossed "Wesley Graduated Feeding Bottle" and the reverse has two measurements level lines. A super clean bottle in super condition. 5.5" x 3.5" x 1.75". 
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Price: 85.00


Wesleys Babies Feeding Bottle   BJ92



Glass Apothecary Jar BJ83
Glass Apothecary Jar BJ83
Original, quality, mid 19th Century, clear glass, cylindrical apothecary jar with the original lid and paper label. The label is affixed to the inside and details 'Flores Amom: Persic:'. The tin lid has much of the original black and gilt paintwork and the underside of the glass has a good, sharp pontil. All is complete and in good order; an unusual jar. 10.5" high and 4.5" base diameter. 
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Price: 156.00


Apothecary Bottle BJ19
Original quality, 19th century, circular glass apothecary bottle with a cut and ground glass stopper and a white enamelled shield to the front detailing 'Tinct. Cinchon. Rub.'. A superb perfect example. 3.5" diameter and 9.5" high.  
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Price: 60.00


Apothecary Bottle BJ19



Cast Iron Crocodile Chemists Cork Squeezer CS5
Cast Iron Crocodile Chemists Cork Squeezer CS5
Original, quality late 19th century cork press as used by the chemist shops and dispensaries to compress small corks before dropping them into medicine bottle necks. This example will take four different sized corks and is in the form of an unrealistic crocodile with its tail in the air as the handle. Each foot has a countersunk screw hole for fixing to the table or shelf. One chip to the base of the tail otherwise all is complete and in good and working order and has been cleaned and lacquered. 11.25" x 4.5".  
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Price: 230.00


Kenrick Cast Iron Cork Squeezer CS4
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, highly decorative cast iron cork press as used by the chemist shops and dispensaries and / or for wine bottling, to compress corks before dropping them into the bottle necks. This example will take three different sized corks and is the most decorative we have seen, both the top and base are covered in deep relief detail of acanthus leaves. The underside of the handle is impressed "No 7" for the model size, "A.Kenrick and Son" for the manufacturer and iron foundry of West Bromwich. Cleaned, lacquered, complete and in fantastic condition. Base 8.25" x 3", total 11" x 2.5". 
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Price: 165.00


Kenrick Cast Iron Cork Squeezer CS4



Cast Iron Cork Squeezer CS2
Cast Iron Cork Squeezer CS2
Original, quality, mid to late 19th Century, cast iron cork press as used by the chemist shops and dispensaries to compress small corks before dropping them into medicine bottle necks. This example will take three different sized corks, has deep relief decoration in the form of acanthus leaves and has four feet, each with a countersunk screw hole for mounting to the work table. I know this looks like a door knocker, but it is seriously a cork squeezer. Cleaned, lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 10.75" long including handle. 3.25" tall and 3" widest. 
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Price: 65.00


Dental Tooth Key DF12
Original, quality, late 18th or early 19th century, steel tooth key with a two piece buffalo horn hand grip. The removable key is stamped "3" and is sprung retained. These tooth keys were used to extract the molar teeth before the days of anesthetic. A super example, complete and in good order. 5" long x 4" and 0.75" handle.  
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Price: 135.00


Dental Tooth Key DF12



Two Matching Steel Dental Forceps DF4
Two Matching Steel Dental Forceps DF4
Two matching original quality, 19th century, steel dental forceps, 'upper molars left and right'. Manf. J. Wood of York. In good order. 6.25" long. Price for the two. 
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Price: 75.00


Steel Dental Forceps DF3
Pair of original quality, 19th century, steel dental forceps, 'lower stumps'. In good order. 6.5" long. 
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Price: 40.00


Steel Dental Forceps DF3



Steel Dental Forceps DF1
Steel Dental Forceps DF1
Pair of original quality 19th century steel dental forceps. Manf. W & J Jamieson of Glasgow. In good order. 6" long.  
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Price: 40.00


Slag Glass Eye Bath EB5
Original, quality very unusual pressed glass eye bath, circa 1900/20's. This example has faceted sides and is moulded in deep red glass with the appearance of black, containing swirls of off white glass. All in super condition and complete. 1.75" x 1.25" x 2.75". 
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Price: 115.00


Slag Glass Eye Bath EB5



Porcelain Eye Bath EB3
Porcelain Eye Bath EB3
Original, quality, early to mid 19th century, white porcelain eye bath with a neck mounted on an oval shaped foot. Complete and in good order. 2" x 1" approx x 2" high.  
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Price: 65.00


Wood's Toothpaste Pot Lid PL28
Original, quality late 19th century, circular white ceramic toothpaste lid, detailed in black transfer text for the original contents "Wood's Areca Nut 6d Toothpaste for removing tartar and whitening the teeth without injuring the enamel" and "Proprietor W. Woods Chemist Plymouth". Some minor chips to the lower edge otherwise in good order. 2.5" diam and 0.75" front to back.  
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Price: 45.00


Wood's Toothpaste Pot Lid PL28



Herbal Ointment Pot M163
Herbal Ointment Pot M163
Original, quality late 19th century transfer printed on white, small cylindrical ceramic ointment pot with details in black text for "Nature's Herbal Ointment", "prepared by W. Hale 61 Chandos St Covent Garden London". Complete and in good order. 1.5" tall and 1.5" diam exterior.

 
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Price: 85.00


Doctors Reflex Hammer M162
Original, quality pre-war reflex hammer with a nickel mounted rubber head and a malacca cane shaft. The nickel mount is stamped for the manufacturer/supplier "Allen and Hanbury England". Complete and in good and working order. 15"x 2.5".  
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Price: 65.00


Doctors Reflex Hammer M162



Assalini Type Forceps M161
Assalini Type Forceps M161
Original, quality early 19th century surgeons assalini type steel forceps, with a spring action and a checkered bone grip, possibly manufactured by "H. Wright 32 London Rd London", surgical instrument makers at this address from 1832 to 1843. This was part of the 'Richard Merry' set Ref code: M156. Some staining to the bone grip otherwise complete and in good and working order. 5.5" x 0.5". 
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Price: 135.00


Ebony and Steel Trochar and Canula M160
Original, quality early 19th century steel trochar with a shaped ebony grip and a slide on silver canula, probably manufactured by "H. Wright 32 London Rd London", surgical instrument makers at this address from 1832 to 1843. This was part of the 'Richard Merry' set Ref code: M156. Very clean and complete and in good order. 4" x 0.75". 
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Price: 56.00


Ebony and Steel Trochar and Canula M160



Pair of Steel Liston Amputation Knives M158
Pair of Steel Liston Amputation Knives M158
Pair of original, quality early 19th century "Liston" amputation knives with good clean and sharp steel blades and checkered black ebony grips. The blades are impressed for the manufacturer "H. Wright 32 London Rd London", surgical instrument makers at this address from 1832 to 1843. This pair of knives were part of the 'Richard Merry' set Ref code: M156. Very clean examples and complete and in good order. Large 12.5" x 0.75" x 0.5". Small 10" x 0.75" x 0.5".  
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Price: 300.00


Steel Bone Saw M157
Original, quality early 19th century small steel bone saw with a fine toothed blade and a checkered pressed cowhorn grip. This super example circa 1830's/1840's was part of the 'Richard Merry' set Ref code: M156 and probably manufactured by H. Wright 32 London Rd London 1832 to 1843 at this address. Good clean steel but some minor rodent gnawing at the horn grip otherwise complete and in good order. 7.75" x 2" x 0.5". 
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Price: 165.00


Steel Bone Saw M157



Surgeons Instrument Chest M156
Surgeons Instrument Chest M156
Original, quality early 19th century, mahogany fully fitted surgeons empty instrument chest with a velvet lined lid, fitted top section, a slide out drawer to the lower half and brass mounts to the top corners, keyhole, recessed flush side handles and a plaque to the centre top. The plaque is engraved for the original owner "Robert Merry" a surgeon of the time. This chest did contain a few of the original instruments but was far from complete, one of these instruments circa 1830's/1840's may well be available Ref codes: M155, M157. This chest has a good colour, but it does have scuffs and stains to the finish and some shrinkage to the underside but is generally is in super condition, and it has the original working lock and key. 17" x 11" x 5.5". 
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Price: 450.00


Surgeons Amputation Saw M155
Original quality early 19th century steel amputation saw with a checkered ebony grip, and the makers stamp detailing "H Wright 32 London Rd London", Henry Wright were Surgical Instrument manufacturers at this address from 1832 to 1843. This saw is in perfect condition with not a stain to the steel and no chips or cracks to the ebony grip. A fine example now over 170 years old. This saw was part of an incomplete surgeons set in the original fitted mahogany box, with the original owner's name engraved to the top "Robert Merry" who was a surgeon of the time. This box and other instruments from it, may well be available separately under our "Medical Dental and Chemist" section. 15" x 3.5" x 0.5".  
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Price: 565.00


Surgeons Amputation Saw M155



Blood Cupping Glass M154
Blood Cupping Glass M154
Original, quality mid 19th century clear glass cupping glass as used for bloodletting. This example is oval in shape, has a flat polished base and rolled over rim. Perfect and complete. 2" x 1.5" and 2" tall.  
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Price: 45.00


Blood Cupping Glass M153
Original, quality mid 19th century clear glass cupping glass as used for bloodletting. This example has a knop to the top, with a hole to the centre, is acid etched " The Holborn Surgical Ins Co London EC " to the body, and has a super rolled over base rim. Perfect and complete. 3" tall and 2" widest.  
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Price: 65.00


Blood Cupping Glass M153



Blood Cupping Glass M152
Blood Cupping Glass M152
Original, quality mid 19th century clear glass cupping glass as used for bloodletting. This example has a knop to the soft pointed top and a super rolled over base rim. Perfect and complete. 4" tall and 2.5" widest.  
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Price: 78.00


S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149
Original, quality late 19th century two piece bottle case turned in boxwood containing an empty glass bottle.The boxwood case, with a threaded lid has no chips or cracks, is impressed to the underside " 1 oz " and the top of the lid is stamped for the maker " S.Maw. Son and Thompson trade mark ". These were carried by doctors and veterinary surgeons and this example is complete and in good order. 3.75" tall and 1.75" base diam. 
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Price: 65.00


S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149



S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M148
S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M148
Original, quality late 19th century two piece bottle case turned in boxwood containing an empty glass poison bottle. The boxwood case, with a threaded lid has no chips or cracks, is impressed to the underside " 1 1/2 oz. " and the top of the lid is stamped for the maker " S.Maw. Son and Thompson trade mark ". These were carried by doctors and veterinary surgeons and this example is complete and in good order. 4.25" tall and 2" base diam.  
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Price: 65.00


Blue and White Ceramic Bedpan M147
Original, quality, late 19th century blue decorated on white ceramic bedpan, transfer to the underside for the manfacturers S.Maw Son and Thompson, London, trade mark England". The detailed design incorporctes all manner of insects including dragonflies, beatles, butterfiles grasshoppers and insects, everytime you look more become apparent . One small chip to the inner rim otherwise all is complete and in good order. The frist we have had and a real beauty if you say that about a bedpan! 15" long, 11" wide pan 3.5" tall total height 4.5". Price is for each blue and white. 
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Price: 300.00


Blue and White Ceramic Bedpan M147



Maws Ceramic Inhaler M158
Maws Ceramic Inhaler M158
Original, quality, late 19th century, 'S Maw Son and Thompson' white ceramic inhaler with a marbled vein blue grey pattern overall and the original glass mouthpiece. The front has a shield printed with improved Earthware Inhaler manufactured by S. Maw Son and Thompson Aldersgate St London" and the reverse is detailed with Directions for use". The glass mouthpiece has a crack but otherwise all is complete and in good order. Total 10.5" tall x 6" wide and 7" front to back.  
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Price: 85.00


The Sanitas Inhaler M146
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic inhaler complete with the cork top and glass mouthpiece. This example is detailed in black transfer to the front "The Sanitas Inhaler" and with the "Directions For Use". Complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall x 9.75" tall including mouthpiece and 5.5" wide.  
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Price: 65.00


The Sanitas Inhaler M146



Dr Nelson's Inhaler M145
Dr Nelson's Inhaler M145
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic inhaler complete with the cork top and glass mouthpiece. This example is detailed in black transfer to the front "Dr Nelson's Inhaler" and with the "Directions For Use". Complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall x 9.75" tall including mouthpiece and 5" wide.  
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Price: 56.00


The Household Inhaler M144
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic inhaler complete with the cork top and glass mouthpiece. This unusual example made by "Anton Saunders and Co Ltd" is detailed to the front in black transfer "The Household Inhaler for hot water infusions", "C" and with the directions for use. Complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall inhaler x 12" total including mouth piece and 5.5" diameter.  
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Price: 65.00


The Household Inhaler M144



Pair of Ear Cornets Hearing Aid M140
Pair of Ear Cornets Hearing Aid M140
Pair of original, quality 1920's, celluloid 'faux tortoiseshell' ear cornet hearing aids. Each cornet is attached to the headband and can be adjusted up and down to suit the head size and shape and the ear pieces are also moveable for comfort. Each cornet is impressed "WKS", "KOWE" and "DRGM" German for patent. These were manufactured in Germany for the UK and European market and this example is complete and in perfect condition and really does work. The idea was to conceal the cornets within your hair and particularly for the Ladies. Rare to find these undamaged. Each cornet 3.5" front to back x 3.5" and 1.5".  
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Price: 450.00


Dr Nelson's Inhaler M139
Original, quality post-war, white ceramic inhaler complete with the top cork and glass mouthpiece. This example is transfer printed to the front "Dr Nelson's Improved Inhaler", with the "Directions For Use" and "Boots" for the retailer Boots the Chemist. Complete and in good order. 7" tall x 10" total with mouthpiece, body 4.5" diameter and 6" wide including spout.  
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Price: 56.00


Dr Nelson's Inhaler M139



2 Piece Boxwood Case With Ear Funnel M138
2 Piece Boxwood Case With Ear Funnel M138
Original, quality, nickel plated ear inspection funnel in the original two piece turned boxwood shaped case, circa 1900. The two pieces are threaded to screw together and all is complete and in good order. Case 1.5" diameter x 2" tall.  
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Price: 75.00


Shaw Inhaler M136
Original, quality, most unusual transfer printed ,circular white ceramic inhaler with side handles and a shaped top rim to fit the face. The underside is detailed in green type with a shield motif "Bridgwood England" and with the registration number for the year 1908. The front of the body is detailed in green type with the directions for use, other information and "The Shaw Inhaler". 7.75" tallest, base 3.25" diameter. 
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Price: 265.00


Shaw Inhaler M136



Dr Nelson's Inhaler M134
Dr Nelson's Inhaler M134
Original, quality 1920's / 30's, white ceramic inhaler. The front is transfer printed "Dr Nelson's Improved Inhaler" and with the directions for use. Complete and in good order. 6.5" x 5.5" widest.  
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Price: 38.00


Improved Inhaler M133
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic inhaler detailed to the front in transfer black print "Improved Earthenware Inhaler Manufactured by S. Maw Son and Sons, Aldersgate St, London, England" and the reverse "Directions For Use". Missing the cork and glass mouth piece, otherwise complete and in good order. 6.5" tall x 5" wide.  
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Price: 38.00


Improved Inhaler M133



Dr Nelson's Improved Inhaler M132
Dr Nelson's Improved Inhaler M132
Original, quality 1930's / 40's, white ceramic inhaler. The underside is transfer printed for the manufacturer "Royal Winton", "Made in England" and the front is detailed "Dr Nelson's Inhaler" and with the "Directions For Use". Complete and in good order. 6.5" tall and 5" widest.  
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Price: 45.00


Gerrard Model of an Ear M120
Original, quality, post war, composition study example of the human ear. This superbly coloured medical study is well detailed and mounted on the original blue finished plywood plinth, with a transfer for the manufacturer / supplier "T.Gerrard & Co Ltd, London NI + Angmering, Sussex". Some scuffs to the edges of the plinth, otherwise complete and in good order. Plinth 13" x 5.75" and 7.5" total height. 
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Price: 300.00


Gerrard Model of an Ear M120



Grimwades Bedpan M105
Grimwades Bedpan M105
Original, quality 1920's, white ceramic bedpan, transfer printed to the inside rim "Original Perfection Bed and Douche Pan for Hospital and Home", "Made in England by 'Grimwades Ltd Stoke on Trent", "Small Size Bedpan" and "The Most Comfortable and Sanitary Bedpan in the World" and to the underside "Regnas London". Complete and in good order. 13.5" x 11" x 4.25" tall. 
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Price: 56.00


Ceramic Kidney Bowl M100
Original, quality, white ceramic, kidney shaped, medical specimen bowl circa 1900. Transfer printed to the underside 'Garrould, London' for the manufacturer. Complete and in good order. 10.25" x 6.25" x 2". 
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Price: 45.00


Ceramic Kidney Bowl M100



Torsion and Suture Holding Forceps M88
Torsion and Suture Holding Forceps M88
Original, quality, mid 19th Century, combined torsion and suture holding forceps in steel. Complete and in good order. 5" x 0.5" x 0.25". 
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Price: 45.00


Brown Glass Kidney Bowl M86
Original, quality, late 19th Century, brown glass, kidney shaped medical receptacle. This example has a polished top edge and is complete and in good order. Another similar bowl may be available, reference code M85. 12.25" x 6.75" x 2.5". 
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Price: 115.00


Brown Glass Kidney Bowl M86



Brown Glass Kidney Bowl M85
Brown Glass Kidney Bowl M85
Original, quality, late 19th Century, brown glass, kidney shaped medical receptacle. This deep brown example has a polished top edge and is complete and in good order. Another similar bowl may be available, reference code M86. 12" x 7.25" x 2.75". 
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Price: 115.00


Medicine Glass and Stopper M80
Original, quality, pressed glass medicine glass and stopper cap, circa 1900, embossed 'Pochet's Patent'. This example has a point to the inside bottom. This example has a point to the underside base and originally had a cork or rubber collar; otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 1.75" high and 1.75" top diameter. 
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Price: 38.00


Medicine Glass and Stopper M80



Invalid Feeding Cup M79
Invalid Feeding Cup M79
Original quality white ceramic feeding cup, circa 1900, with floral decorations and bird on branch with gilt lining to all edges. Complete and in good order. 3.5" tall including spout, 5.5" front to back including spout. 
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Price: 30.00


Porcelain Medicine Spoon M74
Original, quality, 19th century, porcelain medicine spoon of the 'fish' shape and transfer printed in sepia brown to one side 'Cod Liver Oil Cream' and to the other side 'R. Thomson Chemist Elgin', and to the inside the measurements for teaspoons and dessert spoons. One small chip to the top edge, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 3.5" x 1.5" x 1".  
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Price: 56.00


Porcelain Medicine Spoon M74



Trochar & Cannula M66
Trochar & Cannula M66
Original, quality, 19th century, steel trochar with a turned ivory handle and a silver cannula. The ivory has turned a little pink over the years and all is complete and in good order. 5.5" x 0.75" 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Zinc Leg Splints M50
Pair of original quality, 1920's, perforated zinc leg splints for the lower right leg, with slots for the bandage. Has been lacquered and is complete and in good order. Largest 18.5" long x 7" x 0.5".  
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Price: 50.00


Pair of Zinc Leg Splints M50



Trochar M49
Trochar M49
Original quality, 19th century, medical trochar with a curved shaft and a chequered ebony grip. The canula is missing, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 7.5" x 0.75".  
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Price: 48.00


Wooden Leg Support, 3 available M44
Original quality, 1920's, simple wooden leg supports with steel corner plates manufactuered for the purpose. All different sizes and all in good order and complete. 31", 27" and 20.5" high. Price is for each. 
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Price: 20.00


Wooden Leg Support, 3 available M44



Pair of Leg Splints M35
Pair of Leg Splints M35
Pair of original quality shaped wooden splints for a lower left leg, circa 1900/1920's. Can you believe, these were standard issue manufactured for the purpose. This is in a soft wood with leather straps and a thin canvas covering to the foot section. Complete and in good order. Another matching, for the right leg, may be available, item ref M34. 20" x 7.5" and 17.5" x 3". Price is for the pair.  
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Price: 50.00


Pair of Leg Splints M34
Pair of original quality shaped wooden splints for a lower right leg, circa 1900/1920's. Can you believe, these were standard issue manufactured for the purpose. This is in a soft wood with leather straps and a thin canvas covering to the foot section. The leather is very dry and one piece has long gone, otherwise these are complete and in good order. Another matching, for the left leg, may be available, item ref M35. 20" x 7.5" and 17.5" x 3".  
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Price: 50.00


Pair of Leg Splints M34



Savigny Skull Saw  M27
Savigny Skull Saw M27
Original quality, 18th or 19th century, steel skull saw with ebony handgrip plates and stamped for 'Savigny', the London surgical instruments makers trading from 1720 to 1810. Some surface pitting to the steel and one visible split to the ebony handle, otherwise complete and in good order. 8.5" x 1". 
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Price: 95.00


Chemist Pill Machine M12
Original quality, 19th century, mahogany three piece pill machine with brass and steel mounts, used in the chemist shop to hand make pills. Would have been used against the edges of the workbench/tabletop. This example is one of the largest we have seen and will roll and cut 36 large size tablets at a time. A replacement slide-out tray to the end has been made, copied from an original, all has been cleaned and polished and is complete and in good and working order. Board 13.75" x 10.5" x 1.75" and 1"; cutter 18.25" x 2.75" x 1.5" and 1". 
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Price: 185.00


Chemist Pill Machine  M12



Toothpaste Flask, 2 available M5
Toothpaste Flask, 2 available M5
Original quality opaline glass flat sided flasks originally filled with tooth paste powders, circa 1920/30's. The smaller one is marked 'Odol' to the underside and the larger one has 'FLASK PATENTED'. All are in perfect order. Large 5" x 2.25" x 1.25". Small 4.25" x 2.25" x 1". Two large and one small available. Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Zinc Elbow Splint M3
Original quality, 1920's, perforated zinc jointed elbow splint, with slots for the bandage ties and a brass wing nut and washer on the joint. Has been lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Opened out 14.5" x 2.75". 
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Price: 50.00


Zinc Elbow Splint  M3



Stretcher and First Aid Equipment Enamel Plaque NP253
Stretcher and First Aid Equipment Enamel Plaque NP253
Original, quality pre war vertical rectangular enamel plate with white detail on black and four screw holes for mounting. The centre has the Maltese cross logo for the St John Ambulance Brigade with "Stretcher and First Aid Equipment" in bold upper cased text. Very clean signs, one mint and one near mint. Complete and in good order. 11" x 6.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 125.00


Midwife Brass Plaque NP221
Original, quality 1920's, engraved brass nameplate recently mounted onto a mahogany backboard made to suit, detailing in upper cased type "Mrs Dumville Certified Midwife" Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. The first plaque for a Midwife we have seen. 13" x 10" and 1" backboard.  
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Price: 135.00


Midwife Brass Plaque   NP221



Chiropodist Name Plaque   NP148
Chiropodist Name Plaque NP148
Original, quality, 1920's/30's, sheet pink brass name plaque, with screw holes to each corner and inlaid white enamel type in upper case "M.Farndale, M.Ch.S, Chiropodist, Registered Medical Auxillary". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 10" x 5". 
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Price: 65.00


F.R.C.S. Name Plaque NP147
Original, quality, pre-war, sheet brass name plaque, with countersunk screw holes to each corner and engraved in upper case "Douglas Hallon F.R.C.S" (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons). Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 10.25" x 6.5". 
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Price: 56.00


F.R.C.S. Name Plaque   NP147



Physician & Surgeon Name Plaque    NP86
Physician & Surgeon Name Plaque NP86
Original quality brass Physician and Surgeon name plaque with inlaid enamel letters, circa 1920's. Mounted on mahogony board. In good order. 16.5" x 7.5".  
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Price: 75.00


Dental Surgeon Name Plaque NP85
Original quality brass, 1920's, dental surgeon name plaque mounted on oak. In good order. 13.5" x 9.5".  
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Price: 75.00


Dental Surgeon Name Plaque    NP85



Surgeon Name Plate  NP34
Surgeon Name Plate NP34
Original quality, engraved brass, lacquered name plate, circa 1900, detailing "Mr T.F.Vaisey Surgeon", mounted on a replacement oak backboard made to suit, fitted to the reverse with a wall hanging mount. Complete and in good order. 13.5" x 8.75" x 1". 
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Price: 75.00


Sycamore Pestle PM16
Original quality, late 19th century, turned sycamore kitchen pestle. One grain split and several dents, but otherwise in good order and a super colour. 12" x 2.5". 
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Price: 34.00


Sycamore Pestle PM16



Maws Toothpaste Pot Lid PL33
Maws Toothpaste Pot Lid PL33
Original, quality 1920's black transfer on white ceramic toothpaste pot lid. This example is well detailed in a variety of type styles "Maw's Indian Betel Nut of Areca Tooth Paste Unequalled for its Salutary Effects on the Teeth and Gums, S. Maw Son and Sons Aldersgate Street London England". Perfect and not a chip or crack in sight.2.75" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lid PL32
Original, quality late 19th century ceramic toothpaste pot and lid. This example has a coloured lid with the head of a young Queen Victoria and details "Cherry Toothpaste Patronized by the Queen" and "Prepared by John Gosnell Co Ltd". Not only is this one good to find a perfect one with a base it also has the original "directions for use" paper label intact inside the lid (see picture). Complete and in good order. Base 3" diam, lid 3.25" diam and 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 145.00


Cherry Toothpaste Pot Lid PL32



Oriental Tooth Paste Pot Lid PL29
Oriental Tooth Paste Pot Lid PL29
Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic toothpaste pot and lid with a grey marbled effect overall to the outside and a transfer printed lid detailing "Oriental Tooth Paste prepared by Jewsbury and Brown Chemists 113 Market Street Manchester". Complete and in good order with not a chip or crack in sight. 3" diam x 2" tall.  
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Price: 85.00


Tiny Stoneware Preserve Jar SJ200
Original, quality late 19th century, tiny two tone glazed stoneware preserve jar with a bead decoration to the shoulder. Impressed "2" and "Doulton and Co" and probably sold with a salve ointment or medication. Complete and in good order. 2.75" tall and 2" base diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Tiny Stoneware Preserve Jar SJ200



Tin Stomach Warmer   SW3
Tin Stomach Warmer SW3
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb very thin and curved oval shaped hot water filled warmer, in tin, with a brass label, screw off cap and a folding flat wire loop handle. This incredible warmer has just one minor dent, otherwise all is in mint condition. The pressed brass oval maker's plate is detailed "Michael Wright, Hydropathic Appliance and Bath Manf Co, Matlock Bank" All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 8.25" x 6.5" and 2.25" front to back.  
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Price: 185.00


Copper Stomach Warmer SW2
Original, quality, late 19th century, curved and flat copper hot water filled warmer, with a screw off brass cap, two side loops and a pressed brass label with instructons for use. These were tied around the waist under ones clothing using a ribbon or bandage to ease stomach pains. Some minor dents, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 10" x 7.5" and 2.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Copper Stomach Warmer   SW2



W & T Avery Personal Scale S234
W & T Avery Personal Scale S234
Original, quality, oak sit-on weighing scale manufactured by W & T Avery, circa 1900. These scales, often referred to as jockey scales, were actually used in doctors surgeries or health and mens clubs or private bathrooms. This superb example has a seat upholstered red leather, the original brass side arms and a brass mounted, cast iron steelyard sliding scale. The honey coloured oak body has square tapered legs and a drawer to one end for the record book. The seat has been re-upholsted in red leather, very similar to the original, the scale has the original paintwork, transfers and is designed to weigh up to 24 stone. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Main body 25.5" x 16" and 20" tall, seat 18" x 16" and 22.5" from floor, total height 25.5" to top of arm.  
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Price: 1,350.00


Boxwood Bottle Case T6
Original, quality, 19th century, turned boxwood two piece bottle case as used by veterinary surgeons and doctors to carry medicine bottles etc in. In good order and without any chips or splits. No bottle. 5.5" tall x 2.75" base diameter.  
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Price: 58.00


Boxwood Bottle Case   T6

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