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Identified Surgeon's Medical Kit Related to Surgeon Lincoln Ripley Stone, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Auction:
3034M
Lot:
161
Estimate:
$8,000 - $10,000

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Auction:
Sale #3034M - 3034M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Identified Surgeon's Medical Kit Related to Surgeon Lincoln Ripley Stone, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, c. 1863-65, walnut case with brass fittings, oval plate on the center of the lid marked "U.S.A./Hosp. Dept.," inside of the case lined in purple velvet and marked "H. HERNSTEIN" over an eagle on the separator inside of the lid, contents include amputation saw, scalpels, tourniquet, trephine, and other medical instruments, with the original leather carrying case, ht. 3 5/8, wd. 7 1/2, lg. 17 1/4 in.

Provenance: The estate of Dr. Timothy Pickering Stone.

Note: Lincoln Ripley Stone was the assistant surgeon in the 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. On April 20, 1863 he was discharged from the 2nd to accept a position as surgeon of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was present with Colonel Robert Gould Shaw before the assault on Battery Wagner.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

In very good condition with a small three inch crack on the upper left of the lid, case has some broken straps and is dry.


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