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Antique Leather Doctor's Examination House Call Bag c.1930-1940

$220.50 $275

ABOUT

An original leather doctor's examination bag used to make house calls. Large interior, two side pockets, brass and bronze locks and a leather handle. Very sturdy condition with scuffs on the leather.

  • CREATOR Unknown.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1930-1940.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Leather, Brass, Bronze Plate.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 12 in. W 18 in. D 9 in.

HISTORY

In the early 1930s, house calls by doctors were 40% of doctor-patient meetings. By 1980, it was only 0.6%.

 

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