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Vintage Surgical Instruments Surgical Wallet Medical Kit Will Corporation Rochester 1920s German Blade Doctor Gift

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This vintage surgical instruments kit circa 1920s from The Will Corporation, Rochester, NY in its original cloth-bound case was a curious estate sale find. Mixed in with an assortment of odds and ends, playing cards and pinochle score cards, I thought I was holding a wallet, until I looked inside. The scalpel signaled that the case held a collection of medical tools.

The instruments appear to be in very good vintage condition. The wallet, which has slots for 6 tools, is constructed from heavy brown cloth over boards and has a snap closure embossed with the "The Will Corporation Rochester, N.Y." The kit contains 4 instruments, one is a ebony-handled scalpel stamped "Germany" and "B&L" on the blade. The other 3 instruments have bone handles and various types of metal pick-like tips.

The Will Corporation, founded in 1919, around the same time the company acquired Bausch & Lomb's Apparatus and Chemical Departments (this fact may account for the "B&L" stamp on the scalpel blade), produced medical and scientific equipment in Rochester, N.Y. The Will Corporation moved operations to New York City in the mid 1930s. The company changed names to Will Scientific in 1964.

This set would make an awesome gift for a collector or a display piece for a doctor's office.

Case: 7" Long x 3 1/2" Wide

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Vintage Surgical Instruments Surgical Wallet Medical Kit Will Corporation Rochester 1920s German Blade Doctor Gift


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: metal, bone, cloth, ebony
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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