RARE Civil War Crutches, Marked USMD (Medical Dpt.), Wounded, Hospital, Doctor For Sale
RARE Civil War Crutches, Marked USMD (Medical Dpt.), Wounded, Hospital, Doctor:
Very Rare Civil War Matched Pair of Wooden Crutches, Used by Wounded Soldiers, in Hospitals, etc.
DESCRIPTION:Nice, VERY RARE ORIGINAL MATCHED, FULL LENGTH, COMPLETE Civil War. Even more special is that one of the pair is marked "USMD" (United States Medical Department). Scans show it all. Wood support is nicely tapered on each, and rounded on corners. Very nicely made, with nice aged patina.
Armpit pieces are padded and both have the original tarred canvas covering. Nicely attached with early hand-made nails. Both of the crutches still have the original tin "protectors" at the opposite (bottom) end. A couple of small initials carved in the wood.
I have included a variety of photos for your reference.
VERY RARE ACCESSORY, ESPECIALLY USMD MARKED AND IN THIS CONDITION.Nice to find a COMPLETE PAIR of MILITARY MARKED AND USED CIVIL WAR CRUTCHES like this in such decent shape.
Super addition to a variety of collections or displays. Would also be a GREAT DECORATOR OR WALL HANGING OR CORNER DISPLAY. They haveA GREAT LOOK.
Thesewould make a great addition to ANY SORT OF MEDICAL OR HOSPITAL RELATED COLLECTION OR DISPLAY. Would also look good in a doctor's office or hospital office as a decorating item., OR GENERAL CIVIL WAR COLLECTION OR DISPLAY. WOULD ALSO MAKE A GREAT DECORATING ITEM.
Each measures about 48" long by 1" x 1 1/4"; armpit pieces measure about 9 3/4" long by about 2" x 2". Condition is generally excellent, with some wear on the ends of the armpit holder
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