Rare Nurses Leather Chatelaine set and 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 and this is a fairly typical example.
It consists of a leather case with apertures to fit the instruments.
In this case are1) a silver wound probe 2) a pair of metal forceps and 3) a white metal tongue depressor with no makers mark 4) A glass thermometer in its original metal case 5) A pair of artery forceps 6) A metal container with 30 second glass pulse timer 7) A silver wound probe below this is 8) a small pencil 9) a pad for pins 10) a small pocket with press stud fixing
In fair condition overall for it's age , leather has been allowed to dry out over time and has flaked in several areas ,as pictured.I have applied a museum quality preservative wax to try and arrest further damage .
The metal loop for attaching it to the belt is good.
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.
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