1920s Rare Antique Glass Tube of Horsehair Medical Sutures


  • Here is an unusual item of medical history!
  • A set of “Crins de Florence Moyens Stérilisés” horsehair medical sutures from a surgeons collection
  • The ligatures are still contained in the original glass tube complete with the original protective cardboard tube
  • Marked “Société Anonyme des Etablissements Ruby – Voiron, Isere”, “Laboratoires d’Antiseptie diriges par LEON Pharmacien”
  • Date: 1920s/30s
  • With cork stopper
  • The glass tube measures 15 cm and the cardboard tube 23.8 cm
  • Some surface signs of wear
  • Very nice antique condition overall

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Florence horsehair are used in bundles that have a capillary draining effect. They are often used in cases of wounds with soft tissue detachment (scalp, for example) and usually stand out from the ends of the wound

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Weight 0.4 kg