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Antique Back / Tenon / Miter Saws & Misc. Sawyer Tools
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Past Sales Archive

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Disston Brass Back 12 Inch Back SawDisston Brass Back 12" Back Saw   Straight.  Some pitting on the backside that looks like lines as seen in the last pic. 

Good +. . . . . $85.00      SOLD!!







Henry Disston 12 Inch Back / Tenon SawHenry Disston 12" Back / Tenon Saw This early split screw saw is nice.

Good +  . . . . . . $125.00     SOLD!!









Henry Disston #8 12 Half Back Back SawHenry Disston & Sons #8 12" Half-Back Saw The overall condition is very nice.  The etch is still visible, and it is straight. No pitting or rust to speak of.  The handle is damage free and very nice.

Any Disston Half-Back saw is pretty rare and a very hard to find saw.  This one having a 12" blade makes it doubly so.  
All of the info I found online about Disston Half Back saws says it does not exist in this 12" size and that 14" was the smallest offered.  There was an article in a MWTCA Gristmill a while back by saw collector / researcher Phil Baker that indicated he had one this size and that it is overall smaller in scale than the 14" or others.  Not having one of those, I am not sure about that.  Who wants something few others have?  Opportunity knocks!!!

Fine. . . . .  $650.00     SOLD!!




Goodell Pratt HacksawGoodell Pratt #1 Bench Hack Saw  This unusual bench mounted hacksaw is a nice tool that is well made and a quality product.  It takes 9" blades and is the only size GP offered in the catalog I looked in.    It is complete w/ its vice and in very nice condition. These would be great in the small production shop where repetitive cuts are needed.  No more jumping out of the cut or bouncing around when trying to start one.

Good  +. . . . . $125.00          SOLD



Bishop #10 Combination Saw Bishop #10 Combination Saw  This saw is in very nice condition  I am not sure if the wear strips are new or made to be replaced over time.   Nice.

Fine. . . . .$75.00          SOLD!     





18th Century Cane Handle Hand Saw18th Century Cane Handle Hand Saw   The collectors tag on this one identifies it as 18th century.   Super.

Good  +. . . . .$250.00           SOLD






Spear & Jackson 12 Inch Back SawSpear & Jackson 12" Back Saw   The blade is straight.  It has been sharpened.  It has split nuts indicating it is early.  The handle is pretty nice noting the tip of the top horn is chipped.    A nice saw that will make for a great user.   

Good   . . . . .$55.00          SOLD!






18 Inch Back Saw w/ Split Nuts18" Back Saw w/ Split Nuts  The overall condition is nice.   The 18" blade is straight end to end.   It tapers from end to end and is about 4 1/2 at the heel and 3 3/4 at the toe.  I see no etch and you can only make out a few letters of the name on the top bar. (see pic) Looking down the tooth line they are not all at the same height.  It will need to be re-sharpened.  Note the distinctive handle shape with the bottom squared off.  I believe it is factory.  I do not recognize the maker.   Different!!  

Good +. . . . .  $125.00    SOLD!!




Antique Back SawHenry Disston & Sons Cast Steel 10" Back Saw  A well made small dovetail or back saw.  Straight.. Nice. 

Good +  . . . . . .$50.00       SOLD!





Fenton & Marsden 14 Brass Back BackSawFenton & Marsden 14" Brass Back BackSaw  A well made back, Tenon or dovetail saw.  It is straight.  No pitting that will ever be an issue. Split screws. Some minor damage / chip to the handle horn.  Nice. 

Good +   . . . . . .$95.00  SOLD!!




Spear & Jackson #54 8 Brass Back Dovetail SawSpear & Jackson #52 8" Brass Back Dovetail Saw   The owner took care of his tools and kept this nice little saw in its protective sheath when not being used.  The blade is straight, sharp and ready to go back to work.    

Good +. . . . .$50.00        SOLD!!





Tyzack & Turner 10 Brass Back Back SawTyzack & Turner 10" Brass Back Open Handle Back Saw   A nice early little saw w/ split nuts that will perform well w/ a tune-up.

Good . . . .$65.00          SOLD!!





Disston Half Back Tenon / Back SawDisston #9 Back Saw  This is marked Cast Steel.   Beautiful handle.  Slight wave.  Otherwise Nice!!

Good +. . . . .$175.00        SOLD!!






E. C. Atkins #100 Flooring SawE. C. Atkins #100 Flooring Saw  This does not look to have seen much use.    It is a nice saw.  Good etch straight and sharp. 

Good +. . . . .$75.00          SOLD!!






Harvey W. Peace 14 Brass Backed #50 Tenon / Back SawHarvey W. Peace 14" Brass Backed #50 Tenon / Back Saw  This is marked Spring Steel & the #50 which I assume is the model #.   Split screws.   Beautiful handle.  Slight wave.  Otherwise Nice!!

Good +. . . . .$125.00         SOLD!!






Moseley & Son  Brass Backed Spring Steel BacksawMoseley & Son  Brass Backed Spring Steel Backsaw  An early brass backed English backsaw by a well known and documented  maker.  It is 8' long with a slight wave.  The open handle is Rosewood and has some handle chips.  It will need to be straightened and sharpened to be a user. 

Good . . . . .SOLD!




10 Simonds Back Saw10" Simonds Back Saw   Nice.  Most of the etch is still there.  It is straight.  It needs to be sharpened.  16 TPI

Good +. . . . .  SOLD!!







Groves & Sons 12 Back SawGroves & Sons 12" Back Saw    The medallion says established in 1770.  Doubt it is that early, but it has split nuts and is pretty nice.  A nice saw that will perform well w/ after being tune-upped and sharpened.

Good +. . . . .  SOLD!!






Wheeler Madden & Clemson 14  Back SawWheeler Madden & Clemson "The Standard 14"  Spring Steel Back Saw   A nice saw by the well known early New York maker Wheeler Madden  & Clemson that will perform well w/ a tune-up.   14 TPI

Good . . . . .   SOLD!!





Henry Disston & Sons 12 Brass Back SawHenry Disston & Sons 12" Brass Back Dovetail Saw   A nice looking saw that will perform well w/ a tune-up and sharpening.  14 TPI

Good . . . . .  SOLD!!






Disston #14 Duplex Back SawDisston #14 Duplex / Combination Back Saw   This Disston duplex saw is marked on the blade with a faint etch.  The support bar has a patent date from 1914 on it.  I have read that these were only offered for about 20 years or so up to 1935.   The Cherry wood handle is pretty nice   The double sided 14" long saw blade comes with a course cut, and fine.  It is straight.  It is a nice saw. 

Good +. . . . .  SOLD!





Simonds 10 Tenon / Back SawSimonds 10" Tenon / Back Saw  The overall condition is nice.   The 10" blade does have a wave. The etch is there but weak  Nice handle.

Good . . . . .  $45.00






R. Grove & Sons Made For G Musgrove Lincoln 9 Inch Brass Backed Back / Tenon SawR. Grove & Sons Made For G. Musgrove Lincoln Brass Backed Back / Tenon Saw This early open handle back saw is nice noting some minor pitting here and there.  The blade is 9" long and pretty straight.  It has a great stamp.  Different & Nice!

Good +  . . . . . . $50.00     SOLD!!





Henry Disston & Son 16 Inch  No. 77  Mechanics Own No Set Back SawHenry Disston & Son 16"  No. 77  "Mechanics Own" No Set Back Saw The condition of this rare #77 No Set Disston & Son Back Saw is as nice as you will ever find or see.  Let's call it FINE to get that out of the way.  The etch is clear and bold.  There is some staining as seen.  There is no rust or pitting to speak of.  It is straight.   The handle is damage free and very nice.  Note that it is a Disston & Son, which would mean it was one of the earliest versions of this saw. 

I read these saws were filed differently from normal backsaws, and this one sure fits that description.    I spoke to several saw-savy people and heard several different opinions. I have provided a number of photos so you can decide for yourself.   Bottom line is that this is such a rare saw I do not think most would know what is or isn't "right" or original.  I do not.  That is why I have provided all the pics.  As with the rare # 8 half back I have listed above, the real question here is, w
ho wants something few others have?  Opportunity knocks!!!

Fine. . . . .  $600.00    SOLD!!




Disston Dome Nut 12 Inch BacksawEarly Disston Dome Nut 12" Backsaw  This unusual early Disston backsaw is pretty nice.  The blade is straight and has a lot of depth left.  There is some minor pitting that can be worked around if it is to be put back into use.  The teeth look ok and there are no broken ones, but it will need to be sharpened.

The brass back in addition to the Disston & Eagle logo is stamped spring steel / extra temper as well as the Phila. Pa location below the Federal Eagle.  The fruitwood handle is solid with just minor slivers / chips off the horns.  The threaded stud for the large dome nut where one would expect to see a stamped medallion is broken off and the dome nut on the back side is missing. 

A note about  the style of high dome nuts this saw has.  Cresson, an early Philadelphia PA saw maker used this style nut before Disston bought them out around 1860. According to the Disstonian Institute, a website about Disston Saws and their history,  Disston used this style nut on their handsaws in the 1860's - 1870's.  I found no reference or illustrations there about their use on back saws.   Given that the brass back is marked simply Disston and that this logo predates the use of the Disston and Son logo introduced in about 1865,  I believe we can safely date this saw as being from the Civil War era of 1860 - 1865.  An early and rare example of a finely made backsaw!!

Good . . . . .$350.00           SOLD!!




Disston Tall Nut Back SawDisston Cone / Dome / Tall Nut Back Saw   Although the brass back is marked Orton Jewett & Busby, I do not think they were the maker, just the seller or distributer.  I believe this to be an early Disston tall cone nut back saw.  There is some minor pitting, but it is straight, and will make a fine user after a tune-up..   

Good +  . . . . .$250.00         SOLD!!



Early Brass Backed Split Screw Henry Disston Back SawEarly Brass Backed Split Screw Henry Disston 12" Back Saw   The blade is straight.   It has split nuts indicating it is early.  The handle is apple or other fruitwood and fine.  A super condition early back saw for use or the collection..   

Fine  . . . . .$250.00   SOLD!!





Sorby Open Handle 10 Brass Back Back SawSorby Open Handle 10" Brass Back Backsaw  This is in nice condition. It is straight and feels sharp.  Nice handle.        

Fine. . . . .  $125.00       SOLD!







Disston Back Saws 4 Disston 12" Back Saws / Backsaw or Tenon Saws

Good  +. . . . . .      SOLD








Richardson Dovetail / Back Saw12" Richardson Dovetail / Back Saw  It will be a good user. 

Good  . . . . . $25.00      SOLD!!









Jackson 10 Dovetail / Back SawJackson 10" Dovetail / Back Saw  It will be a good user. 

Good  . . . . . $25.00      SOLD!!







Jackson Cast Steel 14 Inch BacksawJackson Cast Steel 14 Inch Backsaw  Straight & Nice!!    

Fine . . . . . $55.00      SOLD!!








Metal Framed Turning / Bow Saw / Buck SawMetal Framed Turning / Bow Saw / Buck Saw  I have never seen this before.  The uprights are made of tubular steel. It is European.  Note the label on the cross bar.  Nice & Different

Good  . . . . . $20.00      SOLD!!








Keen Kutter Back Saw10" Keen Kutter Back Saw  The Keen Kutter line was offered by the Simmons Hardware Co as their top of the line product.  They did not make tools or saws they marketed them, and were masters at it.  They had their line of tools made for them by the big makers like Disston & Stanley.  Minor horn damage.  Straight.   It will be a good user. 

Good + . . . . . $35.00      SOLD!!






Simmons Oak Leaf Back Saw14" Oak Leaf Back Saw  The Simmons Hardware Co offered tools under the Keen Kutter name as their top of the line product.  They also offered Oak Leaf tools as their second line.  Simmons did not make tools or saws they marketed them, and were masters at it.  They had their line of tools made for them by the big makers like Disston, Atkins, Stanley or others.  Straight.   It will be a good user. 

Good + . . . . . $35.00      SOLD!!





Disston 12" Cast Steel Backsaw or Tenon Saw (14)   This dovetail or backsaw is in  very nice condition  The blade is straight, sharp & bright. There is still remains of the decal on the fruitwood handle. It has never been fiddled with.  Super.

Good  +. . . . . . $95.00       SOLD



Henry Disston 12" Cast Steel Backsaw or Tenon Saw (16)   This dovetail or backsaw is in  nice condition  The blade is straight, the teeth OK.  It has split screws. It is marked just Henry Disston, no Son, No Sons.   Early and Nice.

Good . . . . . $75.00       SOLD




Dunn & Co. 12" Backsaw (15)  This dovetail or backsaw is in good condition  The blade is straight.   The etch is readable.  The wood is nice. Minor areas of light pitting that will not affect use.

Good  +. . . . . .$45.00        SOLD

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This is just a sample of the many antique Tools we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antique Tools  Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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