Early 19th c. Mechanical Skull Saw

Early 19th c. Mechanical Skull Saw


Early 19th c. Mechanical Skull Saw




Early 19th C.



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments


A rare and early skull saw made by Scott,  working in Dublin C1803-33. Length: 9.75″. It is the first early 19th-century mechanical skull saw we’ve encountered. Using one set screw, the  rod on which the blade is mounted can be turned 180 degrees and the blade’s position can be adjusted as well with the other set screw. There is a hairline that goes all around the handle but it is rock solid. There is also a bit of corrosion, but no rust, on part of one side of the blade.

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974