Dating simonds saws
The blade is 77 1/2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide at the ends.Measured mid-blade, the width of the blade from the back of the blade to the base of the gullet is 5 7/16 inches, and the teeth are 1 7/16 inches long.
"New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.At each step of the cleaning process I checked to confirm there was no indication which company manufactured it.I downloaded and although I might have missed it I looked through the catalogs on this site and couldn't find the saw. This has nothing to do with the saw, only the saw screws. As far as I know, Simonds was not even making handsaws in 1887. So if you are looking at this website to find out about a saw you want to sell on ebay (you know who you are), please don't say in your description that it was made in 1887, because it wasn't. It is run by electricity from nearby Niagara Falls. References: 1889 Price List of the Simonds Saws and Knives. This has nothing to do with Simonds at all, except for the fact that Simonds uses these patented saw screws on its saws and many of the medallions say "PAT DEC 27 1887". 1911 -- The steel mill operation is moved from Chicago to Lockport, NY. 1922 -- Name is changed to Simonds Saw and Steel Company. 1931 -- Famous windowless factory opens in Fitchburg--the first of its kind (and the end of an era? To learn more about the modern-day Simonds Industries Inc., visit their website. Fitchburg, Massachusetts Past and Present by William A. 1901 (approx) -- Simonds begins producing and selling handsaws and backsaws 1902 -- Picture of the company picnic.
1900 -- Simonds builds its own steel mill in Chicago so that the company can make its own steel, instead of buying from US and English steel producers, thus having greater control over the quality of steel.
This, I believe, is the opportunity for us to provide additional information on saw manufacture and dating which (as far as I know) has not been published to this date.
The next issue of a publication that bears a study of mine can add or subtract your responses.
The teeth pattern at the ends of the blade look unique, at least to me, with a total of 9 cutting teeth.
The handles don't look as though they are original with the blade in that they are made from different wood.
I find that dating the manufacture of a saw is best done by studying a sizable collection of saws produced by a single maker.