Alex Peck Antique Scientifica 

Sale Catalogue

Page 8

Below is a listing of a few medical and scientific antiques that are currently for sale.  Please feel free to send an e-mail for additional details and to place an order.

  Click on the thumbnails for enlargements and additional views.

All pictures and text are copyrighted 1982-2017 Alex Peck.  All rights reserved.

a.peck@mchsi.com

SALE CATALOGUE PAGE 8

Next Page

1.   2.   3.   4.   5.   6.   7.    8.   9.   10.   11.   12.   13.   14.   15.   16.   17.   18.   19.   20.   21.   22.   23.   24.   25.   26.   27.   28.   29.   30.

 

  50.  An exceptionally fine 1860s Snowden & Brother, Philadelphia, exhibition surgical set.  Note the iconography of the capital saw grip:  the dexter side reveals a standing Venus, while the sinister is carved with a sea monster.  The opposing imagery may be a reference to the conflict between the Union and the Confederacy during the American Civil War.  The German silver lid cartouche incorporates a superb patriotic eagle and is engraved : I. E.  Cohn / Surgeon.  This is considered to be the best quality  American antique surgical set known to exist, and it may have been made for the 1864 Sanitary Fair held in Philadelphia.  Snowden & Brother was in business from 1858 to 1872, as listed in Edmonson, p. 264.  SOLD

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, case.jpg (72113 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, cartouche.jpg (98345 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, cartouche detail.jpg (157509 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, case corner detail.jpg (84025 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, key escutheon.jpg (53710 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, mark on capital saw.jpg (42835 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, partition in place.jpg (113728 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, open part.jpg (131137 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, case full open.jpg (160414 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, monster sinister.jpg (127470 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, monster detail.jpg (69350 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, Venus dexter.jpg (108589 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, Venus dexter detail.jpg (153103 bytes)

surgical set, Snowden, Cohn, ivory, Venus impression.jpg (87395 bytes)

 

  51.  A c. 1860s antique George Washington phrenology bust inkwell.  The ink reservoir head of President Washington and the pen dipping cup are opal glass (milk glass).  The stand is cast iron that has been painted gold.   Washington's idealized head carries phrenological divisions, each being numbered or labeled.  The base is replete with symbolism:  oak leaves indicate fortitude and strength; ivy leaves signify fidelity and tenacity; laurel leaves represent martial victory and success.  The leaves to the sides are shaped to form a cradle for holding pens.  The top of the pen cup lid is decorated with an American eagle within a Federal shield, while the underside reads:  SEE WASHINGTON MANUAL BY // JOHN HECKER, / N.Y.  The front of the glass cup is lettered:  WASHINGTON MANUAL.  The 1866 manual was a guide to understanding the Washington phrenology bust.  United States Patent 13,902 for a self-feeding fountain inkstand used here was granted on 11 December 1855 to Charles T. Close, of New York, New York.  The Washington Manual inkstand is 6.5" tall.

 

 

phrenology, Washington inkwell, gold, 1.jpg (64489 bytes)

phrenology, Washington inkwell, gold, head detail.jpg (35266 bytes)

phrenology, Washington inkwell, gold, head detail.2.jpg (61958 bytes)

 

  52.  A 19th century antique monaural stethoscope turned from cedar.  The face of the earplate is marked MAW, a London maker.  The top of the earplate is scratch-engraved C.V. KNIGHT, the apparent original owner.  The antique stethoscope is a Fergusson's model according to Maw catalogues of the 19th century.

  53.  A brass and steel c. 1860 antique aesthesiometer engraved upon the ruler: J.F. Pratt, 420 Oxford St., W.  The surgical instrument maker Joseph F. Pratt was at this London location from c. 1855 to c. 1880.  An aesthesiometer is used to test skin tactile sensitivity.  This type of aesthesiometer was designed in 1858 by Sir Edward Henry Sieveking (1816-1904), physician to Queen Victoria and Edward VII.  The antique neurological diagnostic instrument is housed in its original case.

 

neurological, aesthesiometer, Sir Henry Sieveking, J.F. Pratt, London.jpg (86915 bytes)

neurological_aesthesiometer_Sir_Henry_Sieveking_J.F._Pratt_London_signature_out_of_case.jpg (35317 bytes)

neurological_aesthesiometer_Sir_Henry_Sieveking_J.F._Pratt_London_signature.jpg (37250 bytes)

 

  54.   A c. 1800 antique obstetrical fetal destruction crotchet with pistol grip ebony handle.   ob, crotchet, pistol grip, 1800.jpg (28220 bytes)
  55.   An American Civil War date Collidge U.S. Army field surgeon's companion put-up by George T. Brown, Apothecaries, Boston.  The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion gives a description and illustration of this Collidge field companion, which was introduced in early 1863 and designed by Medical Inspector R.H. Collidge, U.S. Army.  Of special note is the chloroform tin which has a label bearing the arms of the U.S. Army Medical Department and which is dated 1863.  SOLD  

field surgeon's companion, case.AP.jpg (67572 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, case back.AP.jpg (69588 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, case back label.AP.jpg (156008 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, ID tag.AP.jpg (88124 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, open.AP.jpg (84808 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, label.AP.jpg (68451 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, tins, AP.jpg (86644 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, chloroform tin.AP.jpg (83655 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, chloroform tin, detail.AP.jpg (148678 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, opium tin.AP.jpg (48711 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, quinine tin.AP.jpg (54402 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, cholera tin top.AP.jpg (52611 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, cholera tin.AP.jpg (85667 bytes)

field_surgeons_companion_cholera_tin_label_AP.jpg (96980 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, black tea tin.AP.jpg (53709 bytes)

field surgeon's companion, whie sugar tin.AP.jpg (76346 bytes)

 

 56.  A oil on canvas posthumous portrait of Austin Flint, Sr., M.D. (1812-1886), a 19th century pioneer in American cardiology and gauged to be the American Laennec by Dr. Samuel D. Gross. Dr. Flint had a hand in founding two medical schools...the Buffalo Medical College (now SUNY Buffalo) and Bellevue Hospital and Medical School (now NYU).  He also taught in Chicago, Louisville, and New Orleans.  Flint served three years as president of the New York Academy of Medicine and, in 1883, he was elected president of the American Medical Association.  He wrote the first American book on diseases of the heart: A Practical Treatise on the Diagnosis, Pathology and Treatment of Diseases of the Heart (1859).  For a synopsis of Dr. Austin Flint, Sr.'s life, please see this link.  On the importance of Flint as a physical diagnostician, please see this link.  The depiction of Dr. Austin Flint, Sr., is by the noted portraitist George Rufus Boynton (1856-1945).  The artist has signed the painting on the front in the lower left corner.  This portrayal of Dr. Flint was presented to the New York Academy of Medicine in January of 1901 by ...Dr. E.G. Janeway on behalf of himself and 14 other fellows of the academy, who were donors of the portrait. Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. CXLIV, No. 4. (1901).   It was Dr. Edward Janeway who had lamented that the academy lacked a portrait of Dr. Flint and instigated the Boynton commission.  Boynton used an 1880s photograph of Dr. Flint as the model for the painting.  Note that the paisley pattern in the cravat and the stickpin are identical in both the oil and the photograph.  SOLD

painting, portrait of Dr. Austyin Flint, Sr, M.D., by George Rufus Boynton, c. 1900, 1.jpg (78460 bytes)

photo, Dr. Austin Flint, Sr., M.D., c. 1880s.jpg (71722 bytes)

 57.   A rare c. 1860 antique flexible monaural stethoscope.  The fittings are hard rubber and the tube is covered in a green woven fabric.  This a true antique stethoscope and not a hearing aid.  An identical flexible stethoscope is illustrated in 19th century Shepard & Dudley catalogues.  The overall length is 17".

 

stethoscope, monaural, flexible, green tube, antique_edited-4.jpg (46228 bytes)

 

 

SALE CATALOGUE PAGE 8

Next Page

1.   2.   3.   4.   5.   6.   7.    8.   9.   10.   11.   12.   13.   14.   15.   16.   17.   18.   19.   20.   21.   22.   23.   24.   25.   26.   27.   28.   29.   30.

a.peck@mchsi.com

Archives       Articles    Home Page   Reference Books

Sale Catalogue    Wants