993.986.1: Post Mortem Set, 20th Cent.

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993.986.1: Post Mortem Set.
Image No. 1576 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Post mortem set in case with key. Case has lift out tray with lidded compartment. 29 all metal instruments: solid mallet and knife/hatchet with brushed chrome plated finish on handle, cross handle chisel, 6x solid forged scalpel handles with different shaped blades, disjointing enterotome/bowel scissors with hook point, disjointing straight scissors with probe end for coronary arteries, 2x blunt end dissection forceps, bow saw handle with serrated blade; fitting for/and straight handle and spare serrated blade, straight disjointing shears with spring, folding skin grafting razor 'TIEMANN' stamped on handle, 0-100 gr. graduated cylinder, 2x double ended 4 pronged flesh hooks, probe with eyelet, 2x double ended probes, set of 4 straight blow pipes, 2x straight triangular pointed suture needles, horse hair suture in sterile tube with 'Stevens Sterile Sutures' etched on surface and 'HORSEHAIR SELECTED' printed on label. Jetter & Scheerer's trademark [serpent entwined around a staff with crown] attached to inside of lid. All metal instruments have same trademark stamped into surface except probes, needles, blow pipes, flesh hooks and folding razor.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.986.1
Collection: Anatomy & Pathology
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 39.5 cm
  • Height: 8.5 cm
  • Width: 19.7 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case with metal corners, hinges, lock mechanism, hooks and catches
  • b) Lift-out tray with lidded compartment
  • c) Case key
  • d) Mallet
  • e) Cross handle chisel
  • f) Scalpel
  • g) Scalpel
  • h) Scalpel
  • i) Scalpel
  • j) Scalpel
  • k) Scalpel
  • l) Knife/hatchet
  • m) Disjointing enterotome/bowel scissors with hook point
  • n) Disjointing scissors with probe end for coronary arteries
  • o) Forceps
  • p) Forceps
  • q) Bow saw handle with serrated blade and fitting for straight handle
  • r) Serrated blade
  • s) Disjointing shears
  • t) Suture needle
  • u) Suture needle
  • v) Double ended probe
  • w) Double ended probe
  • x) Straight handle for serrated blade
  • y) Folding razor
  • z) Graduated glass cylinder, 100 gr
  • aa) Flesh hook
  • bb) Flesh hook
  • cc) Horse hair suture in tube
  • dd) Probe with eyelet
  • ee) Blow pipe
  • ff) Blow pipe
  • gg) Blow pipe
  • hh) Blow pipe

Object Materials

  • brass,
  • chrome plate,
  • glass,
  • horse hair,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • plating,
  • printing ink,
  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Jetter & Scheerer
  • Manufacturer of part y) : Tiemann, T., & Co.
  • Supplier: J. Stevens & Son Company Ltd
  • Supplier: Kny-Scheerer Corporation
  • Owner: Dr. R. Geddes Lange