Garamycin Collection of Ancient Surgical Instruments

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 24,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

This decorative hanging came out of my father's estate. The title is "THE GARAMYCIN COLLECTION OF ANCIENT SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS". As you can see in the photograph, the five instruments are mounted on a red background I(velvet?) and are all individually labelled with metal tags. The tags read (left to right from top to bottom) "Babylon - 1700 B.C. Bronze Scalpel", "Egypt - ca. 1300 B.C. Knife used for Removal of Tumors", "Europe - 18th Century Trephination Drill", "Arabic - 10th Century Metal Forceps" and "Puru (Inca) - ca. 1200 A.D. Hatchet used for Trephination".

The instruments are all mounted on tabs that allow them to be removed from the background for inspection. T are some minor stains and I have not attempted to clean this piece. The entire piece is approximately 14 inches high by 9 inches wide and it is ready for hanging on the wall.

Buyer pays shipping which should be less than $5.00 via USPS (I assume it can be sent in a regular padded envelope). I accept PayPal, Cashier's Checks or Money Orders. Personal checks accepted only after sufficient time has passed to ensure that the check is good.

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