The saw may have been lightly cleaned by a collector, but it essentially looks as found. This medallion is like the others shown above in that it is the split-nut design and is filed flush with the surface of the handle. Includes copy of the instructions, G+. You can shim the filing plate to change the angle or height of the filing, G+. Missing some of the black enamel. He even served a stint in the Union Army, much to the protestation of his father. There is some light surface oxidation on the blade, on the right side, but nothing that would concern me.
This one has been modified to file the raker teeth at an angle, like the Andersons. Alexander Dunn would have been a hardware store, but I have not seen this mark before. Absolutely no-one but collectors wants these, and they are difficult to sell, cheap as chips, and are often given away. The wheat-carved apple handle has some stain and chips. There are 4 teeth missing, all up towards the front, two in a row, and then another two in a row.
The bare metal surfaces have been nicely cleaned. The blade is etched with a London retialer at 4 High Holborn. The important part, the body, is about as good as I have seen. Has its paper sleeve, Fine. It is very interesting to observe the slight changes in design from one medallion to the next.
Used to gauge the width of the set. . I think this is the earliest, from the 1870s, and the rarest. This medallion uses the more traditional style nuts which require only a regular screwdriver to tighten. I don't know the maker. .
It doesn't matter, but I can see this bothering some people who need symmetry in their lives. All of the above instruments and photos are part of this collection and may not be reproduced elsewhere without permission of the owner Dr. The collector that sold me this was sure that the B stood for brass and that certainly sounds credible. This saw has been cleaned with steel wool, and has some spots of minor light pitting on the blade, but it is perfectly straight and will make a great user. The box is from the 1950s and is in nice condition.
I've found a number of good resources for antique tool information but none was complete so I've always been forced to used search engines to track down specific models of antique tools. It is unusual to find a brass-back saw in England that has not been polished in some way or other. Some of the desirable models of Disston saws are the , with thumb holes is desireable , , among others. From flea markets to online shops, it's possible to find enough antique and vintage hand tools to satisfy even a niche collector. The filing plate is graduated to easily change height, G+.
I guess that there would be no reason to ship them south. Fraley who worked in Philadelphia from 1849 until 1859 when he was bought out by Disston. Hence the term, master piece. European cabinetmakers continued to produce hand-cut dovetails through the 1930's. . The blade is smooth and straight with a medium-dark patina.
The box has a sweetheart label, but it does not have the yellow covering. The blade is clearly etched despite having a medium dark patina and some light pitting. You won't find a better example of this rare maker. Cheap power tools have made working wood by hand something to be avoided by the majority of people. I believe that learning to sharpen your own saws is a basic skill that all woodworkers should possess, and we offer all of the files that you might need in our new tool department. . It could use a sharpening.
It looks like a Morin,but made from brass. I am not sure when the are from but probably the 1940s or 50s. Completely functional with no breaks or repairs to the castings, G++. The anvil is marked with tooth numbers between 3 and 12 tpi, for adjustment, G+. . Some rust on the bare metal surfaces, but fully functional.
. It is raised above the surface of the handle, the first time that feature is seen. The face has some roughness that could use a bit of sanding, G. . The blade is old but unmarked. They have articles on specific tools as well as information on buying. Henry Disston relented and eventually encouraged other workers to volunteer.