Month: November 2016

How to identify a real vs fake antique surgical amputation bone saw part 2?

When buying an antique surgical amputation saw–and I am not asking what you are planning on doing with it, that is your business–keep an eye out for fakes. When I say fake, I do not mean “reproduction” although these too may exist, I have seen a few. I really mean that most saws of the …

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How to date and identify an antique medical surgical amputation (bone) saw from the 17th or 18th Century (and not accidentally buy an antique carpenter’s saw for hundreds or even thousands of dollars)?

Let’s face it, a saw is a saw. To the layperson, a (nonelectric) saw has a wood handle and a metal part with teeth that cuts stuff. If you work with wood, you know there are all sorts of fancy saws for delicate wood work and there are big saws that two people might use …

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A Medical Antique Collector’s Dilemma: What to do with spare items bought at auction when you’ve won a large lot at auction?

Feeling a bit of a sore throat coming on, I locked myself in my apartment determined to get rifdof some inventory. Once you start collecting just about anything, the line between collecting and hoarding gets blurred, if not, demolished. My step dad is a hoarder although he would say he fills his home with nostalgia. …

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