Alex Peck Antique Scientifica 

Sale Catalogue

Page 18

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 2024 Alex Peck.  All rights reserved.

Send a Message


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.

130.  A hand-illustrated drawing of an Ottoman Turk dental scene showing the application of a drill hand-powered by a bow.  A most interesting and decorative composition.  $275  

doc, Ottoman dentist with drill, 18th c., wbs.jpg (72529 bytes)


131.  An exquisite and magnificent set of  antique phrenology calipers made by IR (James Redpath or John Robb) and hallmarked three times for Edinburgh, 1825.  The case is engraved on the lid:  To / GEORGE COMBE, Esqr. / FROM / Ladies who attended his Lectures / On / PHRENOLOGY, / IN / 1825 & 1826.   The arc is further engraved:  To George Combe Esqr. Ladies who attended his Classes of 1825 & 1826.  The instrument is assembled from four pieces.  Note the decorated ball finial on one caliper tip for placing within the ear to serve as a standard point of measurement.  For a biography of the phrenologist George Combe (1788-1858), please see this link.  A nearly identical antique craniometer is pictured in Combe's book, Elements of Phrenology, 1824.  This may have been the maker's model.  Combe remarks that such a set can be made so that it comes-apart for fitting into a small pocket case.  SOLD


132.  A c. 1850 antique phrenology bust inkwell impressed along the front:  By F. Bridges / Phrenologist.   Frederick Bridges was a Liverpudlian phrenologist of the mid-19th century.  The use of gold divisions, labels, numbers and flourishes, as opposed to the more common black and blue, is an attraction.   5.25" tall.  $850  

phrenology, Bridges inkwell.1.jpg (27538 bytes)


133.  An exquisite and scarce cased-set of c. 1870 antique gynecological instruments with silver fittings and porcupine quill shafts.  The instruments, known as Bennett's uterine set,  are a scarifying lancet, a sponge holder, and a caustic holder.  The compendium was made by Wood & Co., York.  This is the very set pictured in Bennion, Pl. IV.  $1,950

gyn, quill set, Wood, case open.2.jpg (77143 bytes)

134.  An 18th century antique bloodletting fleam with brass case engraved with the initials:  WAS.  $125


135.   A fine sterling silver military style wristwatch by the Elgin National Watch Company.    The Elgin grade 463 movement's serial number of 21092177 indicates that the watch was made in 1919.   The snapback is hand-engraved:  E.W. Collins M.D. / Denver Colo[rado].  Dr. Edward W. Collins (b. 1878), of Denver, was a captain in the Medical Corps, U.S. Army, during World War I.  $950

136.  A case for antique blood transfusion instruments made by George Tiemann, New York.  The brass lid cartouche is engraved:  Lindeman / Transfusion Set.  In 1913, Edward Lindeman, of Bellevue Hospital, New York, introduced a new needle method of blood transfusion, an advancement over the surgery method.  Lindeman's system employed multiple syringes and cannulae.  By 1915, when the four-way stopcock procedure was developed by Unger, the more cumbersome Lindeman scheme fell-out of favor.  While all the instruments are missing...indeed, this dealer has never seen a set for sale, the case and cartouche, in-and-of-themselves, are worthy of interest to the student of blood transfusion history.  $275

blood_transfusion_Lindeman_case.jpg (193695 bytes)

blood_transfusion_Lindeman_case_cartouche.jpg (168514 bytes)

blood_transfusion_Lindeman_case_open.jpg (167546 bytes)

blood_transfusion_Lindeman_case_Tiemann_mark.jpg (115026 bytes)



137.  An antique esophageal coin-catcher and probang for extracting and thrusting lodged obstructions.  $275




138.  An extensive set of c. 1880 antique urological instruments by George Tiemann, New York.  The brass cartouche set into the top of the mahogany case is engraved: MED. DEPT. U.S.A.  $1,250 


139.  A c. 1880 gynecological mechanical curette with ebony handle.  A lever just above the handle moves to a right angle a small tip cup.  Unsigned, but by Katsch, Munich.  $65 gyn, mechanical curette, Katsch.jpg (32440 bytes)



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.

Send a Message

Archives       Articles    Home Page   Reference Books

Sale Catalogue    Wants