Surgical Saw


William R. Goulding (b. 1805) was an Englishman who arrived in New York in 1831, set up shop as a surgical instrument maker, and travelled to California in 1849. This surgical saw has a steel blade, ornate brass handle, and “W. R. Goulding & Co. / New-York” inscription.

Date Made: c. 1840

Maker: Goulding, William R.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.0301.01Catalog Number: 2001.0301.01Accession Number: 2001.0301

Object Name: Sawsawsurgical instrument

Physical Description: steel (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 35 cm x 8.5 cm x 1.8 cm; 13 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 11/16 inoverall: 5/8 in x 13 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 35.2425 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_1001300

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