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Midwifery Stork Umbilical Cord Clamps

Midwifery Stork Umbilical Cord Clamps

A rare vintage silver plated metal stork which were intended as umbilical cord clamps.They stand on one claw foot with a scissor type mechanism, hinged at the eye.The storks bill with serrations forms the clamp . A rare and interesting piece .Height 90mm
See;http://www.silvercollection.it/dictionaryumbilicalscissors.html

Code: 52732

85.00 GBP


Nurses 15 Second Pulse Timer

Nurses 15 Second Pulse Timer

A nurses pulse timer dating to around the First World War period
It consists of the glass egg timer calibrated for 15 seconds within a base metal protective cover.This has a small attachment to the lid allowing it to fixed to a chain and worn from the belt.
Prior to the availability of cheap watches this would have been part of the Nurses basic equipment for recording observations.Length 74mm

Code: 52675

SOLD


Nurses 15 Second Pulse Timer

Nurses 15 Second Pulse Timer

A nurses pulse timer dating to around the First World War period
It consists of the glass egg timer calibrated for 15 seconds within a base metal protective cover.This has a small attachment to the lid allowing it to fixed to a chain and worn from the belt.
Prior to the availability of cheap watches this would have been part of the Nurses basic equipment for recording observations.Length 66 mm

Code: 52676

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Leather Nurses Chatelaine set with equipment

Leather Nurses Chatelaine set with equipment

Another rare piece of, what was once, a basic piece of Nursing equipment, mainly a Nurses chatelaine set of equipment in a leather case.They were widespread from the Mid Victorian era up until just after the First World War.Worn suspended from a nurses belt these would contain the nurses tools of her trade of the time. The contents could vary slightly but this is a fairly typical example.
It consists of a leather case with apertures to fit the instruments.
In this case are 1) a pair of metal forceps and 2) a white metal tongue depressor with no makers mark .3)Two small (silver?) wound probes.4)A steel and glass pulse timer for 15 seconds.5) A pair of artery forceps 6) A metal container with a "Maws "glass mercury thermometer graded in Fahrenheit(This is broken and has lost it's end) Below this section is 7) a small pencil 8) a variety of pins 9) a small pocket with press stud fixing in which are a variety of sewing implements, safety pins ,etc. Several of these are starting to rust.
The belt hook fixing has been engraved " Presented to G E Turner by the Wellingborough nursing Sisters May 14 1909"

In good condition overall for it's age , leather is intact if slightly scuffed in places .The metal loop for attaching it to the belt is also good.For further pictures please visit; https://www.flickr.com/photos/backmanmal/albums/72157710234176987
A rare and original item of great interest to the Nurse Historian or re-enactor.These seldom come onto the market and command high prices, especially in the US.
Please ask for any further details or pictures.

Code: 52392

SOLD


Nurses Leather Chatelaine set with instruments,W.H Bailey & Sons

Nurses Leather Chatelaine set with instruments,W.H Bailey & Sons

A rare survivor of,what was once,a basic piece of Nursing equipment,mainly a Nurses chatelaine set of equipment in a leather case.They were widespread from the Mid Victorian era up until just after the First World War.Worn suspended from a nurses belt these would contain the nurses tools of her trade of the time. The contents could vary slightly but this is a fairly typical example.
It consists of a leather case with apertures to fit the instruments.
In this case are a pair of metal forceps and pair of steel scissors.A small (silver?) catheter.A steel and glass pulse timer for 30 seconds.A metal container with a "Boots"glass mercury thermometer graded in Fahrenheit.
A Stainless steel tongue depressor with makers mark for W H Bailey & Son Oxford Street .
I estimate that this example dates to around 1900.In fair condition overall however one leather strap is broken and it is missing a leather securing strap for the flap .The metal loop for attaching it to the belt is ornately engraved but I am unable to decipher the letters,presumably the original owner?
A rare and original item of great interest to the Nurse Historian or re-enactor.These seldom come onto the market and command high prices, especially in the US.
Please ask for any further details or pictures.

Code: 51994

SOLD


Nurses 15 Second Pulse Timer

Nurses 15 Second Pulse Timer

A nurses pulse timer dating to around the First World War period
It consists of the glass egg timer calibrated for 15 seconds within a base metal protective cover.This has a small attachment to the lid allowing it to fixed to a chain and worn from the belt.
Prior to the availability of cheap watches this would have been part of the Nurses basic equipment for recording observations.Length 75mm

Code: 51985

SOLD


Leather Nurses Chatelaine Set ,S Maw & Sons.

Leather Nurses Chatelaine Set ,S Maw & Sons.

A scarce survivor of,what was once,a basic piece of Nursing equipment,mainly a Nurses chatelaine set of equipment in a leather case.They were widespread from the Mid Victorian era up until just after the First World War.Worn suspended from a nurses belt these would contain the nurses tools of her trade of the time .The contents could vary slightly but this is a fairly typical example.
It consists of a leather case with adjustable apertures to fit the tools.In this case a Stainless steel tongue depressor.A screw top(Bakelite type) container with a glass mercury thermometer graded in Fahrenheit.A pair of steel forceps and a steel and glass pulse timer for 30 seconds.
I estimate that this example dates to around 1914-18.In very good condition overall .The metal loop for attaching it to the belt is ornately engraved with the Initials BLL,presumably the original owner?
A rare and original item of great interest to the Nurse Historian or re-enactor. Please ask for any further details or pictures.

Code: 50944

SOLD


Original Enamelled Door Plate, XRAY DEPT.

Original Enamelled Door Plate, XRAY DEPT.

A nice original door plate sign reading XRAY DEPT. I believe this may have come from the old Friern Mental Hospital when it closed in 1993. In very good condition. height 50mm width 72mm

Code: 50831

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Nurses 15 Second Pulse timer

Nurses 15 Second Pulse timer

A nurses pulse timer dating to around the First World War period
It consists of the glass egg timer calibrated for 15 seconds within a base metal protective cover.This has a small attachment to the lid allowing it to fixed to a chain and worn from the belt.
Prior to the availability of cheap watches this would have been part of the Nurses basic equipment fro recording observations.Length 75mm

Code: 50459

SOLD