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Hand saw

Object Number: 
1944.342
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 29 1/2 x 1 in. ( 15.2 x 74.9 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
hand inscribed: on handle: "ALYMAN" and "W"
Description: 
Hand saw composed of a wooden handle with rounded edge riveted to the iron blade in three places by hand wrought rivets.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the saw belonged to his great grandfather, Aretas Lyman (1773-1853) of Rensselaer County, N.Y.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group