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This wood saw handle was recovered from the Fort Scott National Historic Site during excavations conducted there between 1968 through 1972 by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists. When Fort Scott was built it was on the western military frontier, but is now located within the city limits of Fort Scott. The saw handle is most similar to a Disston saw, manufactured and sold by the Henry Disston and Sons, Inc. The handle was originally a closed handle style, but was modified by an owner by sawing through the hand grip. The lower portion of the was cut off, perhaps accidently during the modification, and then repaired with a screw. The initial "E" has been incised onto the handle.

Date: 1874-1972

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Item Number: 443393
Call Number: 14BO302-36843
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443393

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