3x16.5x7. Surgical set: Amputation/general surgery."Fifteen metal instruments with crosshatched ebony handles. Marked "H.G. Kern. Philadelphia". Housed in red velvet lined mahogany box with small brass inlaid straps and decorative brass corners. Brass identification plate and one instrument, possibly forceps, missing."
2"x 14"x 2.5" Steel instrument with a detachable curved rod and a smooth ebony handle with round steel rings for fingers that allow more leverage. This instrument was used after the perforator had made an incision into the head of the baby. The crochet was then inserted into the opening and used to remove the child from the mother.