Bow Saw

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Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
Frame type saw. The top of the frame is adjustable by a rod & screw; the middle is braced with a wood crossbar; the bottom is a fine blade secured & adjustable with handles located on the outside of the frame
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
WOODWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Frame type saw. The top of the frame is adjustable by a rod & screw; the middle is braced with a wood crossbar; the bottom is a fine blade secured & adjustable with handles located on the outside of the frame
History Of Use
George DeWitt 1929 - 1987. George moved to Canada from the Netherlands in 1948. He worked as a farmer, tree faller, and mink rancher. The last 25 years of his life was spent working as a Building Supervisor of the Federal Building and served as a president and vice-president of the Museum Society. His keen interests were wood carving and fossil collecting. This bow saw was used for many of George's wood works. The bow saw can easily be taken apart for storage & transport. The finer the blade, the easier it is to cut a curved line. The blade is stretched across one end of the frame and can be adjusted by twisting the handle. To tighten the blade, there is a rod and turn screw.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
2.5
Width
34.5
Length
70.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1975.106.26
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
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