My Wild Irish Saw

Mussehl and Westphal is a popular musical saw company that has been around since the 1920’s. According to their website, Clarence Mussehl, after hearing the Weaver brothers perform in 1919, decided he wanted to develop a musical saw. Mussehl and Westphal advertised in many magazines in the 1920’s, and at the height of their popularity they were selling 25,000 saws per year. If you ordered a saw from this company in the 20’s, you may have received this demonstration record along with your saw.  The saw player here is playing “My Wild Irish Rose.”


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Rowena Southard, your blog hostess, is a musical saw enthusiast who lives in California. She loves all kinds of music and has a special fondness for unusual instruments.