993.118.1: Ligature and Suture Holder, c. 1917

Additional Images

993.118.1: Ligature and Suture Holder.
Image No. 1696 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A small case with handle holding 3 perforated reels for surgical silk thread [German]. "Seide" [silk] is stamped into the front of the case. The case opens to reveal a plate under which 3 perforated reels are held. The plate is stamped with the words "Fein" [delicate], "Mittel" [medium] and "Starti" [strong]. Part of WWI German Army field surgery kit.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.118.1
Collection: Military
Date: c. 1917

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 6.3 cm
  • Height: 2.5 cm
  • Width: 4.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged case with handle
  • b) Perforated ligature reel
  • c) Perforated ligature reel
  • d) Perforated ligature reel

Object Materials

  • metal,
  • plating

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. E. Day