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“Theo. Tafel/Mfr. of Surgical Instruments/Louisville-Nashville,” reads the stamped label on the wrapping. The silk thread holders are predominantly “prepared for” Theo. Tafel, but there is one other that is marked “Yale Surgeon’s Silk.” Theodore Tafel was active on his own–apparently independent of his brothers–1890-1900. (15-46SX/TSE).