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MacFarlane Lang's Biscuits / Tongue Scraper A143
MacFarlane Lang's Biscuits / Tongue Scraper A143
Original, quality circa 1900, bone tongue scraper advertising "Ask for MacFarlane Langs Biscuits". A most unusual form of advertising. Complete and in good order.

4.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


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


Duckworth's Essences Card Advert A89



Sheep Bone Apple Corers, 3 available AP16
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: 45.00


Blue Glass Poison Bottle BJ244
Original, quality circa 1900, small 'Bristol blue' glass poison bottle, the reverse has vertical ribbing and the front has "Poison" embossed to the shoulders. An unusual poison bottle. Complete and in good order.

3.25" tall x 1.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


Blue Glass Poison Bottle BJ244



Virol Stoneware Jar BJ194
Virol Stoneware Jar BJ194
Original, quality stoneware jar circa 1900, transfer printed to the front for the original contents "Virol a preparation of Bone-Marrow & ideal fat food for children & invalids". This example is, one of the larger sizes and although it does have a chip under the rim it is a very clean and complete otherwise.

9.5" tall x 6.75" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Large Blue Glass Chemist Jar BJ192
Original, quality circa 1900, tall blue glass chemist shop bottle with the original clear glass ground stopper. This example was free blown into a wooden mould when made and has an etched "3" to the shoulder. Complete and in good order.

14" tall.

4.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


Large Blue Glass Chemist Jar BJ192



Stoneware Mercury Jar BJ181
Stoneware Mercury Jar BJ181
Original, quality late 19th century bellied shaped small glazed stoneware jar originally sold full of mercury and sealed with a cork. No. '1' is impressed to the shoulder for the size and apart from one minor chip to the base edge all is complete and in good order.

3" tall.

2" widest.

 
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Price: 45.00


Green Medicine Bottle BJ164
Original, quality pre-war flat sided green glass medicine bottle, embossed with ribbing to three sides and "Not to be taken". Complete and in good order.

8" tall.

3" x 2".

 
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Price: 23.00


Green Medicine Bottle BJ164



Blue Glass Medicine Bottles BJ161
Blue Glass Medicine Bottles BJ161
Original, quality pre-war flat sided blue glass medicine / poison bottle, embossed with ribbing to three sides and "Not to be taken". Complete and in good order.

7" x 2.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 23.00


Pair of Ceramic Apothecary Jars with Lids BJ158
Original, quality pair of late 19th century dark green apothecary salve pots in ceramic with the original lids. Both these pots have suffered damage with stains and chips but no cracks. The one with the painted label has two chips to the base rim and some tiny minor chips to the top rim and lid and the other has two chips to the top inner rim and bad stains, otherwise all is complete. Great to be a pair of the same colour.

Tall including lid 1 x 10"

1 x 9.5".

Base diam both 6".

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Ceramic Apothecary Jars with Lids BJ158



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.

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.

3" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


The Alexandra Babies Bottle BJ138



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



Wesleys Babies Feeding Bottle BJ92
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


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.

4.5" base diameter.

 
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Price: 156.00


Glass Apothecary Jar BJ83



Apothecary Bottle BJ19
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


British Medical Assoc Car Badge CB51
Original, quality pre-war nickel plated on brass car badge with an aluminium backing. This example details to the front "B.M.A" and "British Medical Association" with the logo of two entwining Serpents. The reverse is impressed "Birmingham Medal Co". Some paint loss and some brass bleeding through, otherwise complete and in good order.

4.25" x 3" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


British Medical Assoc Car Badge CB51



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


Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF17
Original, quality late 19th century multi-drawer dental cabinet in pale mahogany. These were carried on home visits or by dental students during training. This example has six drawers, one fitted out and the other five with white glass lining. The hinged top has a note folder fitted, is partitioned and reveals a pull out locking rod which runs through all the drawer fronts. The top is locked with a key and the two brass side catches slide into place for extra safety. The top has a brass lifting / carry handle, the drawers have brass knobs and the top section has a brass plaque for a previous owner and engraved "S.Jones". The brass fittings have all been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order.

14.5" tall x 13" wide plus 9" front to back.

 
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Price: 565.00


Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF17



Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF16
Mahogany Dental Cabinet DF16
Original, quality late 19th century multi-drawer dental cabinet in pale mahogany. These were carried on home visits or by dental students during training. This example has six drawers, five with glass to the floors. The hinged top reveals a baize lined layer and a pullout locking rod which runs through the drawer fronts below. The top is locked with a key and the two sides have catches for extra safety. The top also has a fold down nickel carry handle and a bakelite nameplate for a previous owner, impressed "T.L Barker". The exterior mahogany has been re-finished and the nickel fittings polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A super looker and a very usefull cabinet.

14.5" tall.

13" x 9" front to back.

 
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Price: 550.00


Steel Dental Scrape DF14
Original, quality 19th century steel dental tooth scrape with an arrow shaped blade on a tapered octagonal steel neck and ebony grip. The steel is impressed "Moseley & Son" for the manufacturer and all is complete and in good order.

6" x 0.75" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Steel Dental Scrape DF14



Dental Tooth Key DF12
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


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


Two Matching Steel Dental Forceps DF4



Steel Dental Forceps DF3
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 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


Steel Dental Forceps DF1



Freeblown Clear Glass Eye Bath EB12
Freeblown Clear Glass Eye Bath EB12
Original, quality late 19th century, freeblown clear glass eye bath, with a polished pontil under the foot. An unusual shape with one side lower than the other. Complete and in good order.

2" tall.

Base 1.75".

Body 2" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 45.00


Porcelain Eye Bath EB11
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 1.25" x 2" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Porcelain Eye Bath EB11



Apothecary Cabinet with 33 Drawers F339
Apothecary Cabinet with 33 Drawers F339
Original, quality late 19th century chemist shop run of 33 mahogany fronted drawers taken from a larger run of drawers and re-covered in mahogany top, plinth and sides. Each drawer has the original moulded clear glass knob (all matching), a mahogany front and original pine to the sides, floor and back, no plywood to be seen. Complete and in good and working order.

Top 60" x 10.25"

Base 60" x 10.25"

Body 59" x 9.25"

28 x drawers 7.75" x 4.75" x 8.5" front to back

5 x drawers 11" x 6.75" x 8.5" front to back

 
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Price: 2,000.00


Nickel Flour Scoop FD4
Original, quality 1920's nickel scoop of a super slender shape and balance, appears to be just a great version of a flour scoop but I feel it had a more interesting purpose, what do you think ? Polished, perfect and complete.

8.5" x 3" x 2" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


Nickel Flour Scoop FD4



Copper Asthma Kettle K149
Copper Asthma Kettle K149
Original, quality 1920's copper kettle of unusual proportions, we think perhaps an asthma kettle to produce steam. This example has conical sides, a wrap over strap handle, a very flat circular bottom, a circular lid and a long tapered spout joining the kettle well down the side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

9.5" tall.

8.25" diam base.

9.5" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 65.00


Ceramic Medicine Measure M251
Original, quality pre-war white ceramic tapered measure with a foot and pouring lip calibrated to the interior from 10ml to 40ml and transfer printed to the underside "Graduations approximate only". Some crazing and discolouration, otherwise complete and in good order.

2.5" x 2 3/8" widest.

 
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Price: 56.00


Ceramic Medicine Measure M251



Ceramic Medicine Measure M250
Ceramic Medicine Measure M250
Original, quality pre-war white ceramic tapered measure with a foot and pouring lip calibrated to the interior from 10ml to 40ml and transfer printed to the underside "Graduations approximate only". Complete and in good order.

2.5" tall.

2 3/8" widest.

 
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Price: 56.00


Boots Sarsaparilla Pot M186
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's white glazed ceramic pot with lid. The front is detailed in black transfer "Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla; a valuable Spring, Summer & Autumn Medicine", "Boots" cash chemists. Some rubbing to some edges, otherwise complete and in good order.

3" tall.

2" diam.

 
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Price: 78.00


Boots Sarsaparilla Pot M186



Wirework Leg Support for Plaster Cast M185
Wirework Leg Support for Plaster Cast M185
Original, quality 1920's / 30's wirework leg support used to form a plaster cast, extremely well made, complete and in super condition. Cleaned and lacquered and very strong and firm.

23.5" x 13.5" x 7" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Large Brown Glass Chemist Jar M184
Original, quality 1940's / 50's large brown glass chemist shop bottle with a ground glass stopper and an enamelled label detailing "Lig. Alum. Acet.". Some chips to one area under the top rim otherwise in great condition and complete and in good order.

13.5" tall including stopper.

6.75" diam body.

 
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Price: 185.00


Large Brown Glass Chemist Jar M184



Ceramic Invalid Feeder M183
Ceramic Invalid Feeder M183
Original, quality 1920's white ceramic invalid feeder cup of the 'pap boat' shape with a handle to the rear. The underside is transfer printed "Made in England" and all is complete and in good and working order.

8" x 3" x 3".

 
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Price: 36.00


Pair of Steel Cutters M181
Original, quality pair of late 19th century steel scissor shaped cutters with curved and pointed tips. Some pitting to the finger holes, otherwise complete and in good order.

10.5" x 2.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Steel Cutters M181



Pair of Steel Instruments M180
Pair of Steel Instruments M180
Original, quality pair of steel bladed instruments with an unkown use. Do you know ? Both are impressed to the turned wooden handles for the manufacturer "C. Robertson & Co". The shorter one has a finely turned ebony grip, a brass ferrule and a three sided pointed blade with concaved sides and the longer one has a turned rosewood grip, brass ferrule and a steel blade with two convex sides. Complete and in good and working order.

Total 7" x 0.75".

Total 6.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 115.00


Invalid Feeding Cup M179
Original, quality white ceramic feeding cup circa 1900, with blue floral decoration and gilt lining to the edges. Complete and in good and working order.

2.75" tall including spout x 4.75" wide including handle.

5.5" front to back including spout.

 
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Price: 34.00


Invalid Feeding Cup M179



Packet of Johnson Cotton Tips, 4 packs available M178
Packet of Johnson Cotton Tips, 4 packs available M178
Original, pack of 50 Johnsons cotton tips I will guess at 1940's / 50's but they could be 1960's. All the packs are full and complete. Three packs are in good colour. One pack is discoloured. Otherwise in good order.

5.25" x 3.25" x 0.5".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 23.00


Maws Ceramic Medicine Spoon M177
Original, quality late 19th century white ceramic medicine spoon / measure. This example has a handle, two ball feet and is detailed to the inside for a measure of a tablespoon, dessert spoon and teaspoon and has the trademark for the manufacturer Maw Son & Sons. Complete and in good order.

4.25" tall x 2" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Maws Ceramic Medicine Spoon M177



Maws Practical Bedpan M176
Maws Practical Bedpan M176
Original, quality unusual variation on the pure white invalid ceramic bedpan. This example has a proven more comfortable shape, a handle to the rear and is transfer printed to the side with the registration number for the year 1909 and to the underside with the trademark for the manufacturer "Maw Son & Sons London". Complete and in good order.

17" x 10" and 5" tall.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Vaginal Speculum M175
Original, quality late 19th century small sized all brass vaginal speculum with a turned rosewood handgrip. We have not seen one before with a wooden handle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

5" x 4" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 185.00


Brass Vaginal Speculum M175



Maws Double Valve Inhaler M174
Maws Double Valve Inhaler M174
Original, quality circa 1900, white ceramic inhaler decorated in blue transfer print with a garland of roses around the shoulder and neck and "Maws double valved earthenware Inhaler, manufactured by S. Maw Son & Thompson", with the logo to the front and "Directions for Use" to the reverse. This inhaler originally had a glass insert to the top with a mouthpiece. Otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

9" tall x 5.5" widest.

Base 3.5" diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


Chemist's Powder Paper Folder M171
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass paper folding gadget as used by pharmacists and chemists to dispense powdered medicine. This example is in the original matt gilt finish and has a stop catch as the adjustment. Complete and in good and working order.

4" x 2.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Chemist's Powder Paper Folder M171



Down Bros Medical Instrument Box M168
Down Bros Medical Instrument Box M168
Original, quality, circa 1900, mahogany fitted box for a set of medical instruments. The exterior has an inset brass shield plaque for engraving the owner's initials and a pair of locking hasps and the interior is fitted out to house surgical instruments and with a lift out fitted tray and an ivorine plaque detailing "Down Bros 21 St Thomas St London". Complete and in good and working order.

Box 11.25" x 6" and 2" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Ash Crutches M164
Original, quality pair of circa 1900 / 1920's ash crutches in super condition with good padded leather armrests and rubber feet. These crutches are very clean and in the original finish and ready for use if you wish. Complete and in good and working order.

52.5" tall x 9" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Ash Crutches M164



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.

1.5" diam exterior.

 
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Price: 85.00


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.

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.

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.

1.75" base diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


S.Maw Boxwood Bottle Case M149



The Sanitas Inhaler M146
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


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


Pair of Ear Cornets Hearing Aid M140



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.

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".

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



Brown Glass Kidney Bowl M86
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 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


Brown Glass Kidney Bowl M85



Medicine Glass and Stopper M80
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.

1.75" top diameter.

 
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Price: 38.00


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


Invalid Feeding Cup M79



Porcelain Medicine Spoon M74
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


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


Trochar & Cannula M66



Pair of Zinc Leg Splints M50
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


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


Trochar M49



Wooden Leg Support, 3 available M44
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


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".

One large and one small available.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 23.00


Doctor's Brass Nameplate NP367
Original, quality 1920's pink brass rectangular shaped nameplate inlaid with white enamel letters in upper cased text for "Dr. J.E. Rankine" and mounted on a mahogany backboard made to suit. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

Sign 13.5" x 4".

Backboard 15" x 5.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 95.00


Doctor's Brass Nameplate NP367



Doctor's Brass Nameplate NP366
Doctor's Brass Nameplate NP366
Original, quality 1920's pink brass rectangular shaped nameplate inlaid with white enamel letters in upper cased text for "Dr. Patrick R. Leahy" and mounted on a mahogany backboard made to suit. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

Sign 14" x 4".

Backboard 15.5" x 5.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 95.00


Dental Surgeon Brass Name Plaque NP314
Original, quality pre-war engraved sheet brass nameplate detailing "Faulkland Rooke MRCS. LRCP. LDS. Dental Surgeon" "and at 41 Welbeck St. Cavendish Sq London W.". This example has four countersunk screw holes for mounting and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

14.75" x 7.25" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 115.00


Dental Surgeon Brass Name Plaque NP314



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


Woods Ceramic Tooth Paste Pot and Lid PL36
Original, quality late 19th century, circular white ceramic toothpaste pot and lid, with the lid transfer printed in black "Woods areca nut 6d Toothpaste for removing tartar and whitening the teeth without injuring the enamel" and "Proprietor W.Woods Chemist Plymouth". Complete and in good order.

2.5" diam and 1.5" tall in total.

 
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Price: 65.00


Woods Ceramic Tooth Paste Pot and Lid PL36



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



Wood's Toothpaste Pot Lid PL28
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


Ceramic Spittoon S4
Original, quality 1920's two piece white ceramic spittoon with a mug shaped base and a funnel shape to sit on top. Each part has gold line detail and all is complete and in good and working order.

3.5" tall.

3.75" top diam.

4.75" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 65.00


Ceramic Spittoon S4



Ceramic Spittoon SP3
Ceramic Spittoon SP3
Original, quality 1920's / 30's white ceramic sick room spittoon detailed to the underside "Shelley" and "Late Foley England" for the manufacturer. Complete and in good order.

4.5" tall.

2.75" widest.

 
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Price: 34.00


Ceramic Spittoon SP2
Original, quality circa 1900, white ceramic spittoon with a fixed cover, a side handle and gilt lining to the top rim and highlighting the dragon styled spout. A most unusual spittoon, the first we have seen of this model. Complete and in good order.

3.75" tall.

Top 4" diam.

5.5" wide including spout and handle.

 
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Price: 65.00


Ceramic Spittoon SP2



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".

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" plus 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: 850.00


Boxwood Thermometer T8
Original, quality circa 1900, boxwood thermometer for wall hanging. This super example has brass mounts and is detailed to the top "Husbands Optician Bristol" and calibrated from 30' up to 120'. Complete and in good and working order.

8.5" x 1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 75.00


Boxwood Thermometer T8



Boxwood Bottle Case T6
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

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