amputation set by Peter Rose
Peter Rose was a famous surgical
instrument maker located in New York at various locations on William St. from
1822 - 1845. This set has an address of 78 William St.
Curiously, the trade label seems to have the address number handwritten in,
perhaps during the time when Rose was changing addresses frequently.
Edmondson does not show a 78 address, but rather a 72 William St., New York city for 1829-30.
Rose supplied some of the more notable surgeons in New York with instruments.
Rose sets are wanted to buy. (From Edmonson; American Surgical Instruments: an Illustrated History).
Peter Rose cutler
1829-30: 72 William
1831-35: 35 William
1836-41: 130 William
1842: 129 William
1843: 111 112 William surgical instruments
1844-45: 111 112 William and 61 Elizabeth surgeons' instruments
The rose wood case is re-enforced on
the corners by brass. Compare these castings on the this case and
the Rose trepanning set. There is a highly decorative brass name plate and the
plate is jeweler level engraved with the name of the owner: (Dodge, MD) The velvet
interior is dark green and typical of these early amputation sets. The
amputation knife blades are heavy, with heavy handles made of crosshatched
ebony, again typical of pre-1830's instruments.
There is a silk brocade lining which is
visible in the photo of the inside of the needle compartment.
Look at this similar tissue forceps in a
c. 1830 Tiemann set.
Rose and Tiemann were located near each other in NY city.