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Musical saw with copper blade and rhinestone inlay on wooden handle. Belonged to Roy Faulkner (1911-1981), the "Lonesome Cowboy." He sang and played guitar, violin, musical saw, and harmonica on radio stations throughout the Midwest, including WIBW in Topeka. Faulkner also worked at KFKB in Milford, Kansas, a station owned by John R. Brinkley, the infamous "Goat Gland Doctor." In addition to radio performances, Faulkner also toured the U.S. with the Purple Sage Riders (not Gene Autry's Riders of the Purple Sage). He retired from show business in 1950, at which time he retired to Topeka. He bought the musical saw from Sears & Roebuck when he was 17 years old.

Date: between 1925 and 1940

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Item Number: 329616
KSHS Identifier: 2005.65.1

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