993.113.1: Field Surgical Kit, German, c. 1917

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993.113.1: Field Surgical Kit, German.
Image No. 1749 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Part of WWI German Army field surgery kit. Canvas folding case with pockets and inked outline for 33 surgical instruments. 10 instruments are remaining: 3x tissue forceps with catch and 2x3 teeth, tissue forceps with 2x3 teeth, 2x tenaculum forceps, director with aneurysm needle, blunt needle with loop handle, catheter, needle holder. 'Truppenbesteck Nr.121 Einsatz 2' [Troop Medical Instruments No.121] printed on top left flap.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.113.1
Collection: Military
Date: c. 1917

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 36 cm
  • Width: 19.5 cm
  • Depth: 4 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case with 4 folding flaps and tie cords
  • b) Forceps with catch, 2 x 3 teeth, stamped with '32'
  • c) Forceps with catch, 2 x 3 teeth, stamped with Stevens insignia and '32'
  • d) Forceps with catch, 2 x 3 teeth, stamped with Stevens insignia
  • e) Tissue forceps, serrated handle, 2 x 3 teeth [Stevens insigina and number '52' stamped into surface]
  • f) Needle holder, copper alloy lined blunt nose blades, spring handle and permanent ratched lock
  • g) Catheter
  • h) Blunt needle with loop handle
  • i) Director with aneurysm needle
  • j) Tenaculum forceps with box lock
  • k) Tenaculum forceps with box lock

Object Materials

  • canvas,
  • chrome plate,
  • coating,
  • copper alloy,
  • ink,
  • metal,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer of part h) : FR. Innung (Chirurgiemechanik Innung Tuttlingen)
  • Manufacturer of part k) : Witte, E.
  • Owner: Dr. E. Day