The first complete timeline of disston handsaws was written by pete taran and published in the winter 2001 issue of the fine tool journalhis article assigned manufacturing dates to disston saws based on the medallions creating what is called a type study. The medallions on disston saws give the most accurate indication of manufacturing dates for handsaws panel saws and backsaws.
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Antique Vintage Brass H Disston Sons Philada Hand Saw Handle
Pre Wwi 1896 1917 H Disston Sons Philada Saw Medalion Tools
There is a tiny chip from the upper left hand corner.
H disston sons philada. Disston but the back and the blade etching are both henry disston son. Why is the big brass screw on the saw called a medallion. When new collectors started using the internet to communicate about saws in the 1990s most had never seen the patents that refer to that feature as a label screw so the name medallion was invented and its become ingrained.
Sa190455 henry disston son a 10 disston son back saw with 14 ppi and in nice as found conditionthe medallion is h. Usa medallion from the 1950s. Identifying and dating disston saws.
Me19045 baker 244 high holborn london a sector rule of the style that came in the shagreen cased drawing setsit is 6 by 1 58. The blade etching is perfectly clear. Henry disston sons no4 back saw 13 point crosscut 14 inch length.
It is otherwise superb with a light and pleasning color. These are between 80 to 200 years old two curved scoop gutter adze carpenters timber framing adze shipwrights adze and the logging broad axe. The saws that i have had sharpened were done by mike wenzloff sons saw makers.
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