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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 04-20-2012 09:29 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2012 09:29 PM

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Rust hunting around my neck of the woods is get a might thin. However, for the Princely Sum of $6 (WOW) I managed to drag two saws home. And a mystery as well: On the medallion of the Mystery saw are the following letters…

WS & M Co. across the top of an eagle, and below the eagle: WARRANTED Handle has been redrilled at one point, either due the hardware issues, or blade issues:

Something just don’t look right. Blade length is, right now, 26”. But, it does look like someone cut some off in the handle area, AND the toe end:

And those teeth! WOW! PPI is at 6 ( no stamp on the blade) but they are some BIG ones.

Maybe a cut-down saw? Franckensaw?? For $3, i can overlook all the pitting, and put it to work in the shop.

There is a trace, very faint, of an etch in amongst all that pitting. Two tries with Gun Blue barely raised it.

The other $3 saw? Not quite a “Mutt”, but seems to be a “Home-owner’ style. Also with some big, knarly looking teeth:

No etch, not even trace of a painted one on this blade. handle is a might thin, with rivets for saw bolts. I’ve got some nasty barn wood waiting for this guy….

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 10:59 PM

Just who was WS &M Co. ???? Thinking MAYBE this saw was a lot longer…...

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 11:04 PM

Wilson Saw and Manufacturing Company.

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 02:45 AM

A “Union Label ” company out of Michigan? I wonder WHEN my little “mutt” of a saw was made then, maybe back in 1907? Blade looks that old, at the very least.

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#4 posted 04-21-2012 03:29 AM

I MIGHT, just might, have enough Sycamore left to make a new handle for the WS & M Co. saw. As for that Homeowner saw, it’s on it’s own. Need to find out where the medallion used to be on the handle, though. Any pictures of these saws out there???

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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