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silk suture

PLAITED SILK SUTURE B.P.C. Non capillary - 25 yards ALLEN & HANBURYS LTD LONDON E2 (printed on a paper label affixed to the top of the reel) BPC0 (stamped onto the base of the reel) MANU Allen & Hanbury early 20th century London E2 England This is a wooden reel of silk suture thread, used extensively for suturing wounds. It is not sterile as it is, so would have to be boiled before use.