Lumbering Exhibit :
Title:
Bucksaw
Catalog Number:
2002.6.2
Notes:
The date was established by the turnbuckle method used by the manufacture to put tension on the bucksaw blade.

The turnbuckle method of straining a bucksaw appeared in bucksaw patents as early as that awarded in 1869 to Daniel and Edwin Moore, of Brooklyn, New York.
Description:
The bucksaw has a red painted hardwood frame. The saw contains original turnbuckle tensioner and metal pins to hold crosscut blade. Bucksaws were used to cut logs and firewood into lengths.
Date:
1870
Size:
H-26 L-33 inches
Kid Tales:
A buck saw was used to cut smaller logs into pieces of firewood. How would you like to have the chore of cutting several wheel barrow loads of firewood each night after school before supper time?
Subjects:
Saws
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