S. MAW SON & SONS EARLY 1900S SURGICAL AMPUTATION SET
This handsome surgical set is three levels with only two of the three levels depicted in images on this page. The wood box I suspect is Englsih Mahogany or Rosewood. The brass plate at the top of the box reads “INSTRUMENTS OPERATION” with an arrow pointing upward between “INSTRUMENTS” & “OPERATIONS.”
S. Maw Son & Sons relocated from Thompson Street to 7-12 Aldersgate St. in 1901 so this set would date to 1901 or thereafter. The fact that all instruments are made of stainless steel is further evidence that is 20th century created when asepsis (surgical instruments could be thoroughly sterilized of bacteria for future use) was paramount as it is today.
S. Maw Son & Sons made surgical sets for the Royal Navy, Passenger Ships, and General Operating Sets.
This set is in excellent condition with original operational key and lovely red upholstery on the interior and is roughly 80% complete.