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Rare Antique Exploratory Medical Kit Originally Battery Lighted with Wood Travel Case

Rare Antique Exploratory Medical Kit Originally Battery Lighted with Wood Travel Case

Regular price $462.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $462.00 USD
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Item Description
Rare antique/turn-of-the-century exploratory medical kit that was originally battery powered and would have had large batteries in the underside of the case that hooked up to the hardware on the underside of the top plate. Three of the instruments have bulb ends that would have lit up. Made by the Surgical Appliance Mfg Co., Rochester, NY. Name plate on inside of the top of the case as seen. Instruments are marked. Placed in a wooden dovetailed case. There is wear to the case, see condition report details. Case measures 12 3/8" x 7 1/4" x 5 3/8." See photos.

Item Specifics
Era: Antique/Turn of the Century
Maker: Surgical Appliance Mfg Co.
Origin: Rochester, NY
Size: Case measures 12 3/8" x 7 1/4" x 5 3/8."

Item Condition
All of the instruments appear to be accounted for, although do note that the otoscope type device and its attachments do not fit properly in the holders as seen. The set originally would have had large batteries in the underside of the case that hooked up to the hardware on the underside of the top plate and three of the instruments have bulb ends that would have lit up. Light wear to the instrument metal. The dovetailed wooden case shows wear throughout including some chips, looseness to some of the dovetailing and corrosion/wear to metal latches. Latches are not in working order. See photos.

The majority of our finds are pre-owned antique, vintage and retro items and therefore may have some overall use wear due to its age. Any significant wear or damage will be noted. Please review condition write-up and photos before purchasing and contact us if you have any questions. 

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