993.372.1: Surgical Needles in Case, 1900-1940

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993.372.1: Surgical Needles in Case. Case with owner’s initials engraved on lid
Image No. 3043 Case with owner’s initials engraved on lid; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

15 surgical needles in case, 'REMK' [owner’s initials] engraved on lid and supplier 'J.H.CHAPMAN MONTREAL' stamped into base. The case is fitted with spring slots for holding the needles. The needle types are as follows: 2 x half-curved, 6 x regular ¼ circle, 7 x ½ circle. Case dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.372.1
Collection: Surgery, General
Date: 1900-1940

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 8.6 cm
  • Height: 1 cm
  • Width: 5.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Hinged lidded case
  • b) Regular half-curved No.11 needle
  • c) Half-curved needle
  • d) ¼ circle No.3 needle
  • e) ¼ circle No.7 needle
  • f) ¼ circle No.9 needle
  • g) ¼ circle No.10 needle
  • h) ¼ circle No.13 needle
  • i) ¼ circle No.14 needle
  • j) ½ circle needle
  • k) Round ½ circle No.6 needle
  • l) Fistula light ½ circle No.3 needle
  • m) Fistula light ½ circle No.3 needle
  • n) Fistula heavy ½ circle No.4 needle
  • o) Round ½ circle No.10 needle
  • p) Flat ½ circle needle

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • nickel plate,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Supplier: Chapman, J. H.
  • Owner: Dr. R.E. McKechnie
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. R.E. McKechnie