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USA Hospital Department Stomach/Enema Pump
by Brinkerhoff
From The Collection of Dr. Scott Watson.

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Mahogany cased brass pump with sliding military latch and brass plaque marked USA Hospital Department. Tubing and tips for both gastric lavage and enema. V W Brinkerhoff was a supplier to Union forces and wartime address was 88 Williams (1860-1862) and 131 William (1863-1868). The set is in good condition with tubing present for gastric decompression. Missing only the mouthgag. The set may have had recent additions by someone trying to deceive for added value. Close inspection of the brass plaque shows stamped lettering with a dye rather than free hand engraving typical on larger sets and plaques. Also, the outer plaque side shows little evidence of wear/tear from the past 150 years. Removal of the plaque confirms it has been taken off and reglued with modern glue. Unfortunately I do not have any examples of military engraved Brinkerhoff pumps or other items to compare. Please contact me if you have such an example. Excluding the plaque engraving as this may not be original the item still stands by itself as a very rare original Brinkerhoff stomach pump. The intact address label proves it was made during the civil war and military latch on the case proves military production.

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