CIVIL WAR ERA TIN ARM SPLINT - SCARCE EARLY
MEDICAL PIECE: The sort of collectable that
appears rarely on the market, this tin arm splint is the
type known to have been used during the Civil War era.
This splint retains its full form and has survived the
passage of time in remarkable condition, measuring 9 ½”
on the longer segment, and 4¼” on the shorter, and 4”
wide at the angle. The edges are rolled so as not to
cut the patient and the shorter end is slightly spread
to accommodate the size of the upper arm. The surface
of the splint is overall smooth with some very minor
areas of light pitting. The soldered joint between the
two segments is intact with no breaking or weakening.
Overall this splint is in excellent condition and would
be an interesting addition to a Civil War display.