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    Posted 8 years ago

    whitman75
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    Got this at local estate sale that was in a pile of tools I think its a Civil War Era Amputation Saw. This piece is marked Jackson "5" Cast- Steel also the handle has the number 139 imprinted into the wood. The blade itself is about 11.5 in long the handle a couple more. Looks to be complete and in good shape for its period. Can anyone confirm this that's its a bone saw or the era its from or if they are common or rare.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      It doesn't look like any medical amputation saw that I have ever seen.

      I would think this one is for woodwork not amputation.

      scott
    2. toolate2 toolate2, 8 years ago
      Here's a couple of good links for you. I'm not sure if it's medical or not. Certainly looks of that period though...
      http://www.medicalantiques.com/civilwar/Articles/Dating_saws_by_comparative_anatomy.htm http://www.medicalantiques.com/medical/Amputation_saws.htm
    3. whitman75 whitman75, 8 years ago
      I found this recently of the same saw ..claims to be a Bone Saw from the civil war era.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      The "5" indicating type number is also something commonly found on tools vs. medical equipment.

      The company "Jackson" is not a medical instrument maker that I am familiar with either-- an internet search for "jackson antique saw" will probably yield results for other wood saws.

      Tool companies did not typically make the finer medical instruments.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Looking at your pictures again, the handle looks like it could be for butchering vice wood work.

      scott

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