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Forum topic by JohnT05 posted 11-15-2011 11:22 PM 1317 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2011 11:22 PM

I recently purchased a saw and I wanted to ask a few questions to try to learn more about it.

The saw is a Warranted Superior, which I know was a name put on saws from many different companies. But on the blade it says, “Ideal- Warranted Patent Ground Steel- Made in the USA”.

First, has anyone seen “Ideal” on a saw and do you have any clue as to who would have made this?
Second, does anyone seem to know what “patent ground” means. I gather it is how they temper the steel, but I can’t find much online to fill in the gaps. What does this mean exactly?

Below is the writing on the saw. If anyone has any clue as to the manufacturer, I’d greatly appreciate it.

John T.

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 05:37 AM

Didn’t find much, but a reference to a hatchet made in late 1800s. Not sure if it’s any relation.

Also found this from an old issue of Scientific American (through Google Books):

“49 13 WELCH A GRIFFITHS SAWS-PATENT Ground. — Having purchased from Mr. Wm. Southwell his patent right for grinding circular and other Saws, for which we hare paid him a large sum. and we are the sole proprietors of this patent…”

Looks like its just a license to grind saws in a certain way?

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