Surgical Saw


Surgical bow saw with an ebony handle and “HOSP. DEPT / U.S.A.” and “GEMRIG / PHILA” inscriptions. Jacob S. Gemrig was a German cutler who arrived in the U.S. ca. 1830, and established a business in Philadelphia. His son, John H. Gemrig, continued the firm.

Date Made: 1861-1864

Maker: Gemrig, Jacob H.User: Dungan, Jacob S.Maker: Jacob H. Gemrig

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Related Event: Civil Rights Act of 1964


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.316384.19Accession Number: 316384Catalog Number: 316384.19

Object Name: Saw, bowsawsurgical set

Measurements: overall: 9.7 cm x 2 cm x 37 cm; 3 13/16 in x 13/16 in x 14 9/16 inoverall: 3/4 in x 14 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 36.83 cm x 9.8425 cm


Record Id: nmah_1028359

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