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Title

Wooden case of breast knives

Description

Set of three "4 inch" breast scalpels in a mahogany case. Case is fitted with a secured metal rack to retain the scalpels, and is hinged. Secured with two metal clips. A small (5.1cm x 0.3cm) brass strip, embossed with "DOWN BROs MAKERS LONDON" is inlaid into the surface of the lower portion of the case, midway between the hinges.

The scalpels are identical, and forged from solid nickel steel.

Creator

Down Bros.

Date

c. 1880-1910

Identifier

2006/7.48

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Case: 22.3 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
Scalpels: 20.2 x 1.3 cm

Materials

Wood and nickel steel.

Wooden case of breast knives

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Case: 22.3 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
Scalpels: 20.2 x 1.3 cm

Materials

Wood and nickel steel.

Files

2006.7.48_breast knives 4.jpg

Collection

Citation

Down Bros. , “Wooden case of breast knives,” Heritage, accessed December 10, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/106.