H.C. Marsh Miter Box

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Project by WVTODD posted 12-27-2011 03:36 PM 6300 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another tool my grandfather gave me a H.C. Marsh Miter Box. It was patented in 1890, but couldn’t find when it was made, it has a 13 on the bottom. I think the saw is the original one that came with it, its a E.C. Atkins 24” long. Thaks for looking. Any help on the history would be appriciated.

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 05:01 PM

Congratulations, that’s a nice miter box.

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 05:19 PM

Very very nice! I wouldnt part with that for anything!

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 05:44 PM

Wow! If Don sees this in the saw thread, you may have to lock it up. Very outstanding find!

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 01:28 AM

Very nice. I love the old style like this. Even better that it came from your grandfather, so that it has a family history with it.


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#5 posted 12-28-2011 04:12 AM

It’s very cool to have tools from our family members,they means so much more that ones we buy ourselves.

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 05:08 PM

Picture framing miter box, I have one EXACTLY like that except mine is patented January 8 ‘07 on the miter box. Same saw patented Dec. 27 1887. Did you get the extention bars that mount in the square holes and help to support long material? Does anyone know how to bring up the etching printed on the saw blade?

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 04:08 PM

Mine says us pat off. what do you think that means.

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 04:53 PM

U.S. Pattent Office

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 03:19 AM

The Marsh Miter box & Framing Vise was made in Rockford , IL. Look up Marsh Tools on Google.

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