Silver scalpel case

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Silver scalpel case

This silver scalpel case was presented to T. Metcalf in 1838 by the people of Tyninghame in East Lothian, in gratitude for his programme of vaccination.

The scalpel case contains six scalpels or lancets. The whole was enclosed in a brown leather case.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-919-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.VJ 15
Date: 1838
Material: Silver / leather, brown. Inscription: PRESENTED TO / MR METCALF / BY THE / INHABITANTS OF TYNINGHAME / AND ITS VICINITY / AS A TESTIMONIAL OF / GRATITUDE / FOR HIS SERVICES TO THE SICK / 27TH FEB: 1838; On base: Silver mark [probably King's head] and this
Dimensions: 65 mm H x 45 mm W
What: Case / scalpel
Subject: Medical and dental instruments (NMAS Classification)
Who: James Nasmyth [?], Edinburgh (Maker)
Mr T. Metcalf (Owner)
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Tyninghame
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver case containing 6 scalpels, presented to T. Metcalf by the inhabitants of Tyninghame, 1838, all contained in a brown leather case
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