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377 days ago

Hi everyone,
Just started with restoring old saws etc and came across an old 12”tenon saw with these markings on

Can anyone shed any light on Burnt Tree saw makers of Sheffield or does the medallion with the lion and unicorn mean anything?
Any idea of a date or is that too much to ask?
In fact, any info would help!

Cheers,
Dave

-- A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.... but it's all I have.


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#1 posted 377 days ago

identification = this definitely looks like a wood saw :)

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#2 posted 377 days ago

Brit may know.

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#3 posted 377 days ago

The label screw is just a Sheffield Warranted Superior, does not help much in IDing the saw.

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#4 posted 377 days ago

It may be an Abraham Ashton of Burnt Tree Works 1896 to 1911.

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#5 posted 377 days ago

According to Peter Evans….
“Abraham Ashton as a company probably existed from 1848 – 1951, making a wide range of cutlery (in widest sense) items. Unlikely they made saws before taking over Pacey. So an Ashton saw is likely to be post 1890.”

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#6 posted 377 days ago

The label screw is part Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom and part Sheffield Coat of Arms. With eight crossed arrows in the center.

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#7 posted 377 days ago

Thanks TobyC and others,
I have two others to be going on with, a Diston and a Spear and Jackson brass backed tenon saw.
Hopefully, by the time round to do this one I’ll be able to do it justice!
Thanks again for all your efforts,

-- A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.... but it's all I have.

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