Dating antique hand saws
Recently I showed a saw I have to a blacksmith (I was asking about straightening a curved blade) and he asserted that the saw was not nearly as old as I told him the Medallion indicated (it was an 1896-1917 medallion, according to the Disstonian Institute).
I have a special interest in 19th century hand saws, especially those produced by the Harvey W. I'm also interested in researching the history of vintage hand tools.Pruning saws are another family of saws, as are antique two-man saws used by lumberjacks to fell trees. Warranted Cast Steel 10" Back Saw Usa Good Cond Antique 1800s Surgeons Medical Cranial Skull Trepanning Surgery Hey's Saw Tool Bronze Spanish American War Saw Numbered United States Army Service Medal Nar A & B.c.Henry Disston 14" Back /tenon Saw 13ppi Antique 10" Brass Backed Tenon / Dovetail Saw, By Groves & Sons Sheffield. Gum 1968 Superb Scarcer Card " # 15 Superman In The Jungle -- Jig-saw "Albert Coles Cupid 1878 Cake Saw Sterling Silver .925 Figural Bright Cut Solid Raytech L-10s Auto Feed 10" Rock Gem Saw Cutter With Diamond Blade Lapidary Charlie's Saw Shop St.Lie-nielsen Independence Carcass Saw Early Disston London Spring No. Panel Saw Hand Sharpened Henry Disston 12" Back Saw 14ppi Vintage Signed Japanese Tool Forged Iron Kataba-nokogiri Crosscut Saw10" Henry Disston & Sons Back Saw14" John Spear Brass Spine Split Nut Back Saw Ryoba Noko / Rip & Crosscut Saw / Japanese Carpentry / Vintage Vintage Blacksmith/sawyer's Bladesmith "dog Head" Saw Hammer 3 Lb. Maries Idaho Rain Gauge John Deere Lawn Garden Fine Illinois Saw Tooth Fluted Clovis Point Indian Arrowheads Artifacts Gec Tidioute Antique Yellow Saw Cut Bn. Crosscut Saw Tool Logging Sharpening Raker Gauge Disston 26" Hand Saw Pair Of Hand Saws, 5 Pt. Madden, & Clemson - 25 - Xlcr Hand Saw Brass Split Nut Handle Vintage 2 Man Crosscut Saw With 2 Helper Handles Simmons Harware Vtg Disston D-23 Crosscut Hand Saw * Unused * Old Woodworking 11 Points Steel Vintage Wetterlings Saw Swedish Hatchet Axe Made In Sweden Hudson Bay Camp Sterling Silver Hm Mother Of Pearl Mop Folding Fruit Saw - Henry Williamson Vintage 12" Brass Backed Tenon Saw Old Tool By H Darby Rare Antique Vtg Harvey Peace Disston Copper Handle Skew Back Wood Hand Saw 6tpi Vintage Electric Jockey Grinder Saw Sharpening Tool Vintage 8" Brass Backed Dovetail Tenon Saw No 52a Old Tool By Spear & Jackson Lie-nielsen Panel Saw - 20 Inch Vintage Two Man Wide Belly Crosscut Logging Saw Vintage 12" Brass Backed Tenon Saw No 52 Old Tool By Spear & Jackson Disston 15 & 1/2 Inch Back Saw Disston 28" Rip Saw Funko Mystery Minis Horror Classics Series 1 Billy From Saw Vinyl Figure 1/72Great Vintage Saw 2 Man Wood Cutting 47" Long Logging Wooden Handles [email protected]@k! Tc Barlow #153113stl Saw Billy Funko Pop Sdcc Limited Bloody Glow In The Dark Morin 1903 Anvil, Anderson Raker Vintage Saw Guage Sharpening Set Star Wars Rogue 1 Series 1 Forest Whitaker As Saw Gerrera Autograph Card Gorgeous Brass Pliers Style Saw Set Old Vtg Antique Decorative Tool Vintage 6 Ft 2 Man Crosscut Logging Saw W Wooden Handles Champion Tooth Vintage Harper Saw Filer 4 1/2# Dog Head Doghead Roundsaw Hammer ~ Machinist Antique 2 Man Crosscut 5' 1/2 'logging Saw Nice Blade,vintage Tool, Long Tooth Antique Pair Of Two Man Crosscut Saw Handles Vintage Surgeon's Medical Flesh & Bone Saw Knife Civil War Era Simonds "ribbon" Saw #72, Good Etch, Str-shr, Collectible, User Spanish American War Saw 5th Infantry Regiment F & M Company Officer Hat Badges Antique Atha Saw Filer 3# Crossface Cross Face Saw Hammer ~ Machinist ~ Saw Dr Stanley No 150 Mitre Box, Awesome Condition, With Saw Bishop #8 5pt Rip Saw 26" Minty Vintage Amputation Bone Saw ! Henry Disston began selling saws in 1840, eventually manufacturing everything from crosscut saws, designed to cut across the grain of a piece of wood, to rip saws, whose teeth help keep a cut straight when sawing with the grain.
Other types of saws produced by Disston and other tool manufacturers include backsaws (with or without a mitre box), coping saws, keyhole or compass saws, and hack saws, which are designed to cut through metal.
I've put together a few pages that contain some work I've done and some very valuable research others have completed.
Vintage Tool Advertisements Some pages related to my research of the Harvey W. Includes a biography of Harvey Peace, a history of the company, some examples of their hand saws, and other interesting bits.
Most handmade pieces will show some irregularities to the surface such as minor nicks indicative of a hand plane being used to smooth out the wood, and this is sometimes even more evident on the back than on the finished front surfaces.
Most machine made pieces date after 1860, according to art historian Lori Verderame (also known as Dr.
The intent of this work is to share knowledge I have gained from the Disston backsaws in my custody.