Board index Hand Tools. Dating Spear and Jackson. Previous 19 posts Page 2 of 2 1 , 2 19 posts. Only I'd guess and it is a guess at distinctly early 20th Century. I could be completely wrong. It's a mermaid saw with a suitable etching so it's at the very very earliest ish or there abouts.
Next best was to find one similar and post a link. That is what I did.
Spear and Jackson - Hand Saw Restoration
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The company first took shape as far back as 'ish, making agricultural tools. I was the Accountant there from to Ownership has become a little hazy as of late, in that I heard that the Neill Tools group was actually sold to the Ames Corporation of America, but not sure of that.
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Spear & Jackson were very much a British Company. The company first took shape as far back as 'ish, making agricultural tools. The Disston connection came about because Spear & Jackson were in protracted discussions to buy the saws business from Disston, but the deal fell through at a very late stage. I was the Accountant there from to. Nov 10, 12" blade. I did a bunch of searches and, if the source is right, looks like the back saw is from Now I don't know if I want to sell it. Older Spear & Jackson saws can still be found I fixed up a couple of Spear and Jackson saws from the 60's this week and finished them off today. You can buy these on for around ?25 (sometimes less) and at first glance you may discard the option to buy. Taking stock of the.
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Last edited: Jan 12, Ray, here is an intermediate step between 4. This is a 14" backsaw and only has 3 screws, compared to the 4 of number 5.
You will probably get a lot of handles. What about catalogues? Will dig through mine to see what I can find.
Dating spear jackson saws
And what about open handles? PeterEvansJan 11, Hi Peter, Thanks for that, I will edit the post to insert that one into the timeline.
Jun 18, John Spear operated to (Probably not the man who made your saw). His saws would be marked "Spear". Spear, Jackson and Co. operated from to Spear and Jackson operated from to and some of of their early brands are marked "John Spear" presumably as per yours. Spear and Jackson Ltd operated from to
One thing that catalogue entries will resolve, is the difference between the various models, some of the lower cost secondary lines, have less refinements and features that sometimes look like later models. I'm thinking of the "Goblin" that is in the catalogue, which looks a bit like the premium lines from 20 years later Last edited: Jan 11, All this makes it difficult to age a saw with any degree of accuracy, based solely on its shape same applies to women I guessbut its fun to hold them and check out their hardware and guess their quality line and age!
So thats not much help.
I see the model variation as just one more variable within many other variables. In some instances, identifying a model, may, in and of itself help to set a lower limit for a date, for instance the No46, appears to have replaced the No26 in the catalog.
So we can say that a No46 is probably after More catalogues should help a bit. I'm not going to touch the "dating women by shape" comment Although I would suggest not doing a google search for "comparative dating style" Regards Ray PS: Just out of curiousityI did a google search for "Comparative Dating" found this site on surgical saws A couple of merchant catalogues I have illustrate one backsaw, and then list the makers they can supply.
Note the lambs tongues on Grade A and B saws. PeterEvansJan 13, Ray, here is a 10" that languished in my "get rid of box". Note the medallion on the reverse.
Comparative Dating by Style
Cheers Peter. The company made handsaws from the beginning ; in Henry Disstona toolmaker, emigrated to the United States and in started manufacturing saws. The Disston "skew-back" saw was introduced in and Spear and Jackson also introduced a skew-back design in the late 19th century, with one example being their Jubilee Saw. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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