My Saw Colllection


These are the saws currently in my private saw collection. I use this page as an inventory list. My little bunch of saws is a drop in the bucket compared to some of the real saw collectors. Still, you might find something interesting here. These saws are not for sale, but if you see something you can't live without, you can always make me an offer.

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Last updated 1/23/2019


American Backsaws
     Beckett
Date: c.1850        Type: crosscut
Length: 19.75       PPI: 11
Notes: brass back, possibly Canadian

Henry Disston
Date: c.1853        Type: rip
Length: 10            PPI: 16
Notes: double eagle stamp, eagle medallion, plate replaced
Henry Disston & Sons No. 4
Date: 1874-75      Type: crosscut
Length: 12            PPI: 13
Notes: sunken medallion, split nuts

Henry Disston & Sons No. 5
Date: 1896-1917  Type: crosscut
Length: 14            PPI: 12
Notes: brass back, plate replaced

Henry Disston & Sons No. 5
Date: 1917-40     Type: rip
Length: 10           PPI: rip
Notes: brass back, plate replaced

Disston No. 68
Date: c.1960        Type: rip
Length: 10            PPI: 15
Notes: gent's saw, HKP era, inherited from Dad
Joseph Flint
Date: c.1850        Type: crosscut
Length: 14            PPI: 12
Notes: brass back, plate replaced
Jackson
Date: c.1849        Type: rip
Length: 12            PPI: 11
Notes: brass back, repaired upper horn
Richardson Brothers
Date: c.1871        Type: crosscut
Length: 12            PPI: 13
Notes:flying eagle "challenge" medallion
Stanley No. 39-240
Date: c.1960        Type: rip
Length: 10            PPI: 18
Notes: gent's saw, inherited from Dad

Stanley No. 39-240
Date: c.1960        Type: rip
Length: 10            PPI: 10
Notes: gent's saw, inherited from Dad

Wheeler, Madden & Clemson
Date: c.1880        Type: rip
Length: 10            PPI: 15
Notes: brass back, minty
American Handsaws


E.C Atkins
Date: c.1940        Type: rip
Length: 26            PPI: 6
Notes: Inherited from Dad, unrestored

E.C Atkins
Date: c.1940        Type: crosscut
Length: 26            PPI: 10
Notes: Inherited from Dad, unrestored

Bakewell & Co.
Date: c.1855        Type: crosscut
Length: 24           PPI: 8
Notes:

Henry Disston
Date: early 1850s   Type: crosscut
Length: 26              PPI: 10
Notes: replacement maple handle, eagle medallion, inchworm stamp

Henry Disston No. 7
Date:  1860-65    Type: crosscut
Length: 20           PPI: 11
Notes: no sons, eagle medallion

Henry Disston & Son No. 7
Date: 1865-71     Type: rip
Length: 28           PPI: 5-1/2
Notes: one son

Henry Disston & Son No. 7
Date: 1865-71     Type: crosscut
Length: 26           PPI: 7
Notes: one son, owner's brass name plate

Henry Disston & Sons No. 7
Date: 1896-1917 Type: rip
Length: 28           PPI: 4-1/2
Notes: belonged to wife's grandfather

Henry Disston & Sons No. 7
Date: 1896-1917 Type: crosscut
Length: 26           PPI: 8
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Henry Disston & Sons D-8
Date: 1896-1917 Type: rip
Length: 26.75      PPI: 6
Notes: Thumbhole. Straight back plate not original. Inherited from Granddad, unrestored.

Henry Disston & Sons No. 9
Date: 1871-75     Type: rip
Length: 29.75      PPI: 5
Notes: replacement custom jatoba handle and cone nuts

Henry Disston & Sons No. 12
Date: c.1880        Type: rip
Length: 28            PPI: 5
Notes: replacement cone nuts and washers

Henry Disston & Sons No. 12
Date: 1872           Type: crosscut
Length: 25.75       PPI: 8
Notes: cone nuts and washers, old style handle, toe slightly altered

Henry Disston & Sons No. 12
Date: 1896-1917 Type: crosscut
Length: 18           PPI: 10
Notes: Minty handle, belonged to wife's grandfather

Henry Disston & Sons No. 99
Date: 1896-1917 Type: rip
Length: 26.5        PPI: 6
Notes: three Disston medallions, unrestored

Henry Disston & Sons D-15
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Henry Disston & Sons
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Notes: inherited from Granddad, handle looks like D-8 but plate unknown, saw is retired from use

Joseph Flint
Date: c.1850        Type: rip
Length: 28            PPI: 5
Notes: clipped heel, pitted, WS sunken medallion

William McNiece
Date: c.1870       Type: rip
Length: 30.5        PPI: 4
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Missoula Merchantile Saw
Date: c,1900       Type: rip
Length: 26           PPI: 6
Notes: Etch is Missoula Merchantile, Kalispell, Mont., WS medallion

Harvey W. Peace P-37
Date: c.1880        Type: crosscut
Length: 26.25      PPI: 7
Notes: handle guard

Harvey W. Peace P-26
Date: c.1890        Type: rip
Length: 22            PPI: 8
Notes: handle guard, WS medallion

Harvey W. Peace No. 48
Date:                   Type: crosscut
Length: 26           PPI: 10
Notes: early model 48, apple handle with 6 cone nuts

Proctor & Co.
Date: c.1838        Type: rip
Length: 26           PPI: 5-1/2
Notes: made by Welch & Griffiths for Boston hardware store
Simonds
Date: c.1925        Type: crosscut
Length: 26            PPI: 11
Notes: inherited from Dad

Unknown
Date:                   Type: crosscut
Length: 26           PPI: 9
Notes: custom jatoba handle and cone nuts to match Disston No. 9 above

Warranted Superior
Date:                   Type: crosscut
Length: 26           PPI: 8
Notes: inherited from Granddad, user made walnut handle (likely by him), unrestored.

Lemuel Wheeler
Date: c.1870        Type: rip
Length: 26.5        PPI: 5
Notes: minty handle, nice etch

Woodrough & McParlin
Date: c.1890        Type: rip
Length: 28           PPI: 5
Notes: partial label on apple handle

Woodrough & McParlin
Date: c.1890        Type: crosscut
Length: 26            PPI: 10
Notes: beech handle
British Backsaws

Beardshaw & Son
Date: c.1840        Type: rip
Length: 16            PPI:
Notes: brass back

John Buxton
Date: c.1840        Type: crosscut
Length: 12            PPI: 13
Notes: open handle

Drabble & Sanderson
Date: c.1890        Type: crosscut
Length: 12            PPI: 13
Notes: brass back, new plate

C. Garlick
Date: c.1900        Type: crosscut
Length: 14            PPI: 12
Notes: brass back, new plate

C. Garlick
Date: c.1900        Type: crosscut
Length: 12            PPI: 13
Notes: brass back, new plate

Charles Gray & Sons
Date: c.1850        Type: crosscut
Length: 14            PPI: 12
Notes: brass back, new plate
Groves & Sons
Date: c.1830        Type: crosscut
Length: 14            PPI: 12
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Groves & Sons
Date: 1840          Type: rip
Length: 10           PPI: 16
Notes: brass back, new plate

R. Groves & Sons
Date: c.1870        Type: rip
Length: 16            PPI: 11
Notes: blank medallion, new plate

R. Groves & Sons
Date: c.1900       Type: crosscut
Length: 14           PPI: 11
Notes: new plate

Richard Ibbotson
Date: c.1880        Type: crosscut
Length: 14            PPI: 12
Notes: brass back, new plate

John Kenyon

Date: c.1880        Type: crosscut
Length: 12            PPI: 11
Notes: replacement handle, by probable grandson of original John Kenyon

William Marples & Sons
Date: c.1940       Type: rip
Length: 8             PPI: 15
Notes: inherited from Dad

Moulson Brothers
Date: c.1870       Type: crosscut
Length: 14           PPI: 12
Notes: triple cove handle and oversize medallion

Waller
Date: c.1900       Type: rip
Length: 8             PPI: 16
Notes: brass back

W. Tyzack Sons & Turner
Date: c.1910       Type: crosscut
Length:12            PPI: 13
Notes: brass back, replacement plate

W. Tyzack Sons & Turner
Date: c.1910       Type: rip
Length: 8             PPI: 16
Notes: replacement handle and plate, brass back
British Handsaws

Beardshaw & Son
Date: c.1840       Type: crosscut
Length: 26           PPI: 9
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I. Fearn
Date: c.1830        Type: rip
Length: 28            PPI: 4
Notes: James or John Fearn

E. Henry & Co.
Date: c. 1880       Type: rip
Length: 12            PPI: 9
Notes: table saw, secondary brand of Wm. Marples

Spear & Jackson
Date:                   Type: crosscut
Length: 14.5        PPI: 10
Notes: custom beech handle, cut down plate

Spear & Jackson
Date:                   Type: crosscut
Length: 20           PPI: 12
Notes: custom beech handle

Spear & Jackson
Date: c.1870        Type: rip
Length: 28           PPI: 5-1/2
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Spear & Jackson
Date: c.1850        Type: crosscut
Length: 28           PPI: 8
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Spear & Jackson
Date:                   Type: rip
Length: 14           PPI: 8
Notes: keyhole saw

Taylor Brothers
Date:                   Type: rip
Length: 26.25      PPI: 6
Notes: custom walnut handle, Brit WS medallion, Made for USE secondary etch

J. Taylor & Son
Date:                   Type: rip
Length: 28.5        PPI: 4
Notes: never before sharpened, blank medallion

J. Taylor & Son
Date:                   Type: crosscut
Length: 26           PPI: 11
Notes: blank medallion, (1) 9/16 Brit WS screw

J. Taylor & Son
Date:                   Type: rip
Length: 26.25      PPI: 5
Notes: fancy cast brass side plate, domed brass screws

W. Tyzack Sons & Turner
Date:                   Type: rip
Length: 26           PPI: 7
Notes: pitted

Wheatman & Smith
Date: c.1870        Type: crosscut
Length: 20.25      PPI: 8
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