993.253.1: Saw, Amputation, 1826-1837

Additional Images

993.253.1: Saw, Amputation.
Image No. 1585 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Amputation bone saw with pressed-horn handle embossed with the Royal Arms [crown surrounded by the monarch's emblems of the lion and unicorn] and 'Razor Makers to His Majesty' on one side and 'J. WEISS LONDON No. 62 STRAND' on other. Fine tooth with deep slit serrations to prevent bone and tissue clogging the blade.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.253.1
Collection: Orthopaedics
Date: 1826-1837

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 33.3 cm
  • Width: 9.1 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • horn,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: John Weiss
  • Owner: Mr Charles Anders