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scissors, surgical

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    Surgical scissors (small) [WW1] (descriptive name)
  • Description
    Surgical scissors (small) [WW1]
    Belonged to Captain TA Blake, NZ Veterinary Corps, NZEF
  • Place
  • Other Number
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    11 September 2014
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
scissors, surgical 2014.69.20
scissors, surgical 2014.69.20


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2014.69.20 Bequest of Mr Arie de Geus
  • Notes
    Surgical scissors (small) [WW1]
    Belonged to Captain Thomas Arnold Blake, NZ Veterinary Corps, NZEF
    Thomas Arnold Blake (1882-1966) was a member of the Rangoon Vol. Rifles from 1906. By 1913 he was living in New Zealand and tended horses of the Special Constables camped in the Auckland Domain during the 1913 Waterfront Strike, probably as an employee of the Department of Agriculture.
    During WW1 he enlisted as a Captain in the New Zealand Veterinary Corps (Service no 13/637) embarking with the Main Body. He served as an official veterinarian in the 1NZEF in France & Egypt. On 29 August 1915, while in Egypt, he married Mabel Deane.
    Post-WW1 TA Blake served in the Territorial Army as Major.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Production
    Arnold & Sons (maker)
    [London]EnglandUnited KingdomEurope
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1918
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Signature/marks
    ARNOLD & SONS  (maker's name)
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › metal
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 128mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 52mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 05 Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology (Category)
    › Medical & Psychological T&E (Classification)
    › Medical Instruments (Sub-classification)
    › Instrument, Surgical (Primary Term)
    › Scissors, Surgical (Secondary Term)
  • Record created
    17 December 2015

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