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Keystone Saw Works - H. Disston & Sons, Inc. - Phila., PA


 
  Late 1840s - early 1850s Hand Saw 1 of 2  

This is one of the early saws manufactured by Henry Disston in the 1840's and early 1850s.  It is rather rare saw and few have survived over the last 160+ years.

Data Summary:

Design Blade Pitch
PPI
Marking/ Type Handle Screws Estimated Prod. Date
Handsaw
Cross Cut
23" long Standard Pitch
7 PPI
Readable/ Stamp Beech
Closed Handle
3/1 with
split nuts
1840s - 1850s

The blade measures 23 inches long and has 7 ppi. The blade measures 2-1/2" at the tip and the nib is still present. It is straight and all of the teeth are still there. There is some minor surface rust and some pitting.

The toe was most likely broken off and grind or filed to round the break line.

"Henry Disston" stamped on the blade.

The Handle

The handle is intact with typical dings and scuffs. Horns are shortened
from presumed original form by years’ worth of chip outs.


 
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