Arnold & sons 1916 operation instruments kit

Oct 21, 2020. 21:06 UTC
Arnold & Sons 1916 Operation Instruments kit
Gideon
United States of America

Category
Militaria

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

This was purchased by my father in London some time in 60's or 70's. The case 17.5 x 6.5 x 3.5. I have no idea if more instruments came with it or not. It still has the original needles and thread. The case is made of mahogany and appears to have brass corners and clasps. The bottom of the case has a split in the wood; and does not close perfectly.

Provenance

Father

Answered within about 13 hours
Oct 22, 10:18 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $2,000 USD

Insurance Value

$3,000 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Gideon,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a WWI field surgeon´s set made by Arnold & Sons in the year 1916 used by the British military. It comes in a mahogany case with brass fittings and is sadly not complete.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 1.000 to 2.000 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

Gideon elliot Oct 22, 18:32 UTC

Do you know what pieces are missing?

Georg Oct 24, 12:13 UTC

Dear Gideon,

there are unfilled holders. Probably some pizzettes.

With kind regards,
Georg

Gideon elliot Nov 06, 04:58 UTC

Georg, if it was complete, how much would it be worth? In other words, should I go hunting for forceps?

Georg Nov 09, 12:24 UTC

Dear Gideon,

Thank you for your email. It would be very impossible to find the forceps and the value would be increased perhaps around 10 % to 15 %.

With kind regards,
Georg

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