Charriere Chainsaw with Ebony Handles, Circa 1860
Charriere Chainsaw with Ebony Handles, Circa 1860. A nice example of a mid 19th century chainsaw. The instrument was used â€œchainsawâ€ style for cutting through bone. One such procedure was division of the pubic bone during labour which was intended to aid delivery. The saw is in very good condition with fine crosshatched handles in ebony.