Pewter bowl with straight handle and measurement etchings on the interior. Used to hold the blood of patients during bleeding procedures. 2.5" x 10" x 6". Donated to the Waring Historical Library by Dr. James Watson of Columbia, South Carolina.
6 x 22 x 13". Prostheses and Implants: Artificial limbs. Wooden prosthetic leg with leather and metal that is hinged at the ankle to allow greater mobility for the wearer. It was worn by Mr. Walter Joseph Sylvia born in Cordsville, South Carolina in 1874 and worked as a brakeman for Southern Railways where he lost his leg in a rail accident in 1905. Mr.Tylee was reportedly very mobile using only this artificial leg and a cane until his death in 1937. The creator, the Hanger Company was founded by James Edwards Hanger who at age eighteen was the first amputee during the Civil War. Due to losing his own limb he was prompted to construct the "Hanger Leg".
1.5 x 12.5 x 1.25. case- 1.75 x 13 x 1.75. Cutting tool:Tome:Tonsillotome. "Steel instrument with ebony handle that has extensive fading on the top portion. housed in velvet lined long. narrow leather covered wood case. The instrument used for tonsillectomy."