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  • National Civil War Museum
  • National Civil War Museum
  • Museum of the Confederacy
  • "Civil War Medical Instruments"

Cased set of Civil War Surgeon’s Apothecary Scales

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This is another great piece being offered, it is a cased Civil War Surgeon’s Apothecary Scales. These scales were a very important tool for the surgeon. The medicines that the surgeon had were either in bottles or tins, and very small amounts were weighed on the scale before dispersing to the soldier. Just like today, the wrong amount could be detrimental.

They come in a jappaned tin case measuring 8 ½” x 3” x 1 ¼”. Inside the tin is a round compartment which hold some of the very light brass weighs. There is a similar cased set in “Fighting Men of the Civil War” by William Davis, that one is from the collection of the Museum of the Confederacy (see pictures). Another near identical cased set is in the Civil War National Museum in Harrisburg (see pictures). There is also one in "Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment", by Dr. Gordon Dammann (see pictures). This rare item would make a great addition to any Civil War collection.

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