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All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1940 item #1251984 (stock #M1187)
Stonegate Antiques
$125
For those of you looking for a vintage, optically-appealing, Eye Chart, your search is over!

Constructed of paper that is reinforced with fabric, this chart is not to be missed. Measuring just over 34 inches long x 10 inches wide, it remains in good overall condition. There are various imperfections such as minor stains and wrinkles (see photos) which do not at all detract from the great visual appeal of the chart. A few 1/2 inch, unobtrusive, edge tears are noted.

Marked 'American Optical Company - No. 1936' on the bottom and 'Printed in USA' on the side. Can be easily framed and mounted for display.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1251027 (stock #M)
Stonegate Antiques
$325
Offered is a very scarce, 19th century, strength measuring medical device known as a dynamometer that was manufactured by the G. Tiemann Company, New York, the most renown and respected surgical device manufacturers of the 19th century. Sold in the US by a gymnasium apparatus company out of St. Louis, the Fred Medart Company, the device was designed to assess the strength of the chest, back and legs up to a pull capacity of 1400 lbs.

This fabulous early tool of the medical trade sports a visually-interesting, graphic, brass face with a scale delineating increments from 0 to 1400 pounds. There are 2 dials - one that notes the actual pressure achieved, and the second stationary dial that serves as the reference.

This instrument enjoys wonderful, rich patina on both the metal and wooden sections. It measures 13 inches at the widest point and 10 inches at the wooden handles.

A fabulous device which has great visual appeal and displays wonderfully! Sure to spark some interesting conversation at your next gathering!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1920 item #1231827 (stock #M1248)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
This is an awesome complete fitted case of early 20th century surgical viewing instruments. The purple velvet lined and fitted case sports nickel plated tools with light attachments and electric light source. This handsome specialty surgical set appears to be designed for the proctologist.
Stonegate Antiques
$900
One of the best fitted, Homeopathic Doctor's case I have yet to offer, now ready for your collection.

The Boericke & Tafel Company is presently a premier supplier of homeopathic medicines and is also one of the country’s oldest homeopathic companies, having begun its manufacturing enterprise back in 1853.

Dating to the 1880's, the handsome mahogany case is complete with 103 unused bottles sporting paper and cork top labels. This rarity comes complete with its original key. The case measures 11.5" L x 8.25" W x 3" H is in very nice condition, embellished with an inlaid, oval, brass unmarked owners label.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1208021 (stock #M1225)
Stonegate Antiques
$170
This is a very nice, traveling, doctor's, medicine case from the early 1900s. The case is of quality leather, and houses a group of metal capped vials most of which sport original labels and some with list UPJOHN as the maker.

The name "Dr. Thomas E Bamford, Jr" is imprinted in gold on the front of the case, and it measures 12" x 6" x 4" and is in good condition.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1920 item #1207990 (stock #M1232)
Stonegate Antiques
$85
Back in the day, folks would often purchase eye exam kits by mail order. The kits came with directions and the individual would take the measurements and send the details back to the company for their prescription eyeglasses to be made.

This instrument dated 1928 has survived in very nice condition sporting a miniature paper optical chart. The wooden tool measures about 11.5 inches, complete with a good optical lens and functions like new.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1950 item #1207984 (stock #M1231)
Stonegate Antiques
$35
This is an interesting surgical instrument with a sharp, hand-actuated cutting edge for cutting ribs. This tool appears to date to the 1930 - 1940 era and is in very nice condition. The makers imprint is marked "PILLINGS, PHILA - STAINLESS.

The tool works fine and the blade opens and closes easily and is 9.5 inches long.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #1194900 (stock #BA844)
Stonegate Antiques
$295
Once part of the Middle Passage Museum inventory, this very remarkable piece of slavery ephemera documents a doctor's medical treatment of a negro slave woman--a very atypical occurrence in the Civil War era South, dated July 15, 1864.

Ready for framing, this unusual piece of history would be a fabulous addition to one's collection of slavery or medical artifacts. It measures approximately 7 inches wide x 1.34 inches high and would look fabulous double-matted in an exquisite frame.

The Middle Passage Museum was the dream of Jim and Mary Anne Petty of Mississippi as well as that of an anonymous Georgian benefactor who had together compiled a collection of slave artifacts numbering over 15,000 pieces and who had hoped to find a permanent site in Mobile, Alabama, for their museum. While they formed a non-profit organization to raise funds for their hoped-for museum, their dream was never realized.

In a 2003 statement, Jim Petty remarked, "The importance of the exhibit of these artifacts is to understand the harshness of what slavery and segregation was all about. The items in the exhibit remind us of the terrible heinousness of slavery. Viewing the collection can be very emotional, but it is a tool through which we can understand, honor and respect a great culture. We want to realize that out of slavery, a great culture emerged, and carried on, and continued to strive for a better life regardless of the adverse conditions that were placed upon them."

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1950 item #1167837 (stock #M1092)
Stonegate Antiques
$45
Measuring 12.5 inches wide by 8 inches high, this vintage, hand-painted on board, 1940's No Smoking sign is most emphatic in its message: "NO SMOKING MEANS NO SMOKING"! Most definitely a conversation piece! Fab visual display! Condition is good with paint wear to edges as seen in photos. Light pencil lines to guide the hand-painting are still visible on the front of the sign. (The left side of sign appears darker in photos than the right side. This is a function of less-than-perfect photography! Coloration and brightness are uniform throughout! No dark or shadowy areas!)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1960 item #1167820 (stock #M1091)
Stonegate Antiques
$145
This vintage educational chart was published in 1956 by the Better Vision Institute of 630 5th Avenue, New York, to "promote better understanding of vision and better care of eyes".

Measuring 60 inches wide by 40 inches high, this highly colorful chart is just chock-full of information! Metal hanging grommets placed across the top facilitated display back in the 1950's. This incredibly interesting, double-sided chart highlights the science and history of sight as well as its medical assessment and its effects on one's ability to function productively in society.

The front side of the chart is entitled, "Vision: Master Key to Man's Progress" and highlights the biology and history of sight with a side discussion of optical illusions. The back side is entitled, "Science: Multiplies Eye Power" and discusses the science of vision and its correction featuring the Snellen Vision Chart, an Astigmatism chart and a Color Discrimination chart.

Condition is quite good with excellent color and clarity of print. Foxing is present on the front side side of the chart where the Optical Illusion information is printed. A very small edge tear is evident on the bottom of the chart and is most readily seen in photos when viewing the bottom back side of the chart where the description of Color Discrimination is found. (please see photos)

A fabulous, mid-20th century retrospective on vision as well as 1950's optometry and opthamology! Would be fabulous framed between two pieces of plexi-glass to facilitate display on either side!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Veterinary : Pre 1910 item #1159938 (stock #J1028)
Stonegate Antiques
$125
Offered is a fabulous, early 1900s, veterinary doctor sign, advertising the practice of a Dr A. A. Bennet. This 18 inch x 11 inch brass sign is a wonderful advertisement piece. The black painted lettering has been cut into the brass sign to give a two dimensional effect.

Veterinary signs of any type are quite scarce! Wonderful patina!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1159249 (stock #M1204)
Stonegate Antiques
$25
Offered is a neat pair of vintage 1890s, hard rubber, medical syringes. The syringes sport two different tips as seen in the photos and are in very nice condition. The syringes measure 6.25 inches long, and one is marked EUREKA.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1950 item #1159099 (stock #NavyCase)
Stonegate Antiques
$225
World War II era, leather bound, Navy doctor's traveling medicine case with contents. Most of the glass vials retain labels that are marked UPJOHN and some of the vials also retain contents.

The condition is excellent with minor edge wear to the leather case. One vial is missing. Also contained within the interior of the case are a few prescription forms marked "MEDICAL DEPARTMENT U.S. NAVY". Measures 10.5L x 2.5W x 4H.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1940 item #1122998 (stock #M1073A)
Stonegate Antiques
$80
Incredible graphics say it all for this highly unique, female medicine bottle, BonKora, dating from the 1930s - 1940s era.

The bottle measures nearly 7.5 inches high and is complete with original contents. The condition of the bottle is very nice with only minor staining next to the letters in the word, BONKORA. Although the box is damaged, it displays well as it retains the image of the nude female- an interesting conversation piece!

A bit of history: BONKORA was actually advertised as a weight loss treatment in print advertising, although this usage is not stated on the box. With sales in decline in the late 1930s, the BONKORA manufacturer attempted to make their product a bit more interesting by streamlining the original, bulkier silhouette in their advertising and adding a naked lady on the label. While a clever touch, the product’s popularity continued to wan – perhaps due to a combination of the economics of the Great Depression and the increased federal enforcement of earlier-legislated laws prohibiting unsubstantiated wild curative claims for any and all maladies.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1122652 (stock #M1229)
Stonegate Antiques
$295
Offered for your consideration is a vintage, all-original, framed paper advertising sign for the cure of Gonorrhea, Gleet and Syphillis in men. Of interest is the matching 10.5" x 7.5" wood frame with the lightly stamped word "OKAY" on the top. This unusual piece of advertising dates to the early 1900's.

Condition: Mild, unobtrusive wear to the paper. The blue round label is affixed to the glass, not the actual paper. The frame retains 2 early holes used for hanging along with various surface dings and an early slice of wood missing from the right side of frame.

Historically, Pabst's Okay Specifics was cited by the 1906 FDA Act for various violations including failure to mention alcohol content, having no known curative ingredient, etc, resulting in frequent seizure and destruction of the product!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1121431 (stock #SE100)
Stonegate Antiques
$3,400
Offered is a wonderful LEECH jar that comes from a doctor's collection in southern CT.

This specimen dates to circa 1900 and is most likely German in origin. The company, PETER VAN SCHAAK & SONS, of Chicago, Illinois, was the American supplier of this type leech jar in the 1890 - 1916 period.

A production number "8" is noted on the inside rim. The jar sports three knobs, or string ties, to secure the lid. Made of white porcelain, this quart-size beauty stands 7.5 inches high x 5.5 inches wide (inclusive of the knobs) and measures just over 4" in diameter.

The condition is excellent with minor wear to the black lettering commensurate with its age.

Medicinal bloodletting is one of the most ancient of medical practices dating back thousands of years, with historical evidence noting its use in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluids were considered to be "humors", and the proper balance of these "humors" were what maintained health. The concept that bloodletting could restore the "humors" to their proper balance was widely accepted, and the application of leeches to the body was one method of bloodletting that was practiced. By the 19th century, the use of leeches in this practice had reached its zenith, and vessels such as the one offered here were used to store the leeches when not in use.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1930 item #1067081 (stock #M1059)
Stonegate Antiques
$70
This a Vintage 1920's "Clear-Sight Spectacle Co." Self Test/Sales Kit with Original Paper Info, Instructions, Tester & Original Box.

Included are: Instruction Sheet, Sheet with choice of glasses available with prices, pictures and list of satisfied customers, greeting letter, Special Notice, Mailing Label, Guarantee, Order Blank, Tester with Original Shipping Box. The Original Shipping Price Shown on the Box is 3¢.

The Tester is made of wood, sports a lens and a tiny metal eye chart. The condition is very fine except for a small scratch to the chart and minor wear to the paper inserts.

Very unusual home eye exam tester!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #1067036 (stock #M1067B)
Stonegate Antiques
$65
Offered is a visually-appealing, advertising leech bowl boldly embossed "From The Rexall Store". This two-seam bowl is in excellent condition with various unobtrusive, faint surface scuffs commensurate with an older piece of glass.

The bowl measures 4.25 inches at the mouth, 4 inches tall and is approximately 5 inches at its widest point. It dates to the 1940 era.