Not your ordinary collection.
August 9, 2002 7:16 AM   Subscribe

Not your ordinary collection. Sure, you could collect stamps or butterflies, but wouldn't you like to collect antique surgical instruments and amputation sets instead? Or how about some nice dental and bloodletting antiques?. If that's too gory for you, perhaps antique stethoscopes are more your speed? Having problems looking at these links? Then hurry to Eye Antiques and the Antique Spectacles Page to clear things up!
posted by headspace (8 comments total)
Nice stuff! Fne gathering work.
posted by Postroad at 7:22 AM on August 9, 2002

great links! i am thoroughly creepified now... i will have nightmares about eye surgery tools for weeks now...
posted by mooseindian at 7:33 AM on August 9, 2002

Ewwwwh! Blah! *shudder*

Nice links. :)
posted by dejah420 at 9:54 AM on August 9, 2002

who was it that collected their nail clippings...alice cooper or gene simmons...
i saw a cauterizer from wwI once, for cauterizing flesh wounds to, the ion field that thing through up.
posted by clavdivs at 10:03 AM on August 9, 2002

My mother-in-law collects antique embalming kits. Seriously.
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:09 AM on August 9, 2002

Nice links, headspace!

I think this is all beautiful in that Curiosity Cabinet aesthetic kind of way. All we need is some taxidermy, skulls and strange organs in jars.
posted by vacapinta at 10:35 AM on August 9, 2002

Not to worry, Oriole. I'm sure she's only collecting them to turn people into withered gnomes, who can then be shipped to an alternate universe, in which they can ...umm... mine something or other?
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:17 PM on August 9, 2002

I ended up here. Thanks for the great reading!
posted by rotifer at 12:43 PM on August 9, 2002

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