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Forum topic by DanielS posted 11-24-2013 11:22 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2013 11:22 PM

I posted a couple of pictures of this miter box under the miter box thread. I would like to know if anyone could tell me any information about it? I think that it is a Langdon 15 1/2 by Millers Falls. The saw is different from the catalogs and other pictures that I’ve seen. There is only one original screw and it has a split nut, which I’ve only ever seen on older saws.



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#1 posted 11-24-2013 11:30 PM

Dan, there are a couple of sites out there that will help you date and identify the miter box. Just do a google search, you will find them. The one thing I can say with some certainty is the back saw does not go with that miter box. It is way too short. Looks like the max length of stroke would be three inches at best. Awful hard to cut wood with that. It looks like an older tenon saw. Luckily, there are many miter box saws out there that somehow got separated from the miter boxes.

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 11:33 PM

Is the back steel or brass?

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 11:42 PM

The back is brass. The depth and length of the saw correspond to the size in the 1939 catalog except for the bent back. They list a 16×2.5 inch saw. The box is 12 inches long with slotted depth stops.

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 12:13 AM

It’s interestiing. I have a pic of the same saw but with Disston & Sons marking on it. It sold on England’s ebay site. I read somewhere on the internet (so it must be true) that the brits preferred brass backs over steel so the few that Disston made were exported overseas.

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 04:22 AM

I’ll try and do some more research into the saw and box. I’ve just never seen a saw with a back like this before. I’ll measure the saw again in the morning to make sure I was right on the measurement.

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 06:05 AM

I think it is from or for a Spanish-speaking country. y = and.
It’s hard to search for Cia on google because of all the CIA hits you get, but I think it says
A. R. and Cia or AR. and Cia. All I can find is O. Arias y Cia, a tool company in Argentina. But I don’t know enough spanish to find their history.

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 03:46 PM

Well now I’m certain that there is no way I will ever figure out who made your saw. It turns out that “y Cia” is spanish for “and company”. So your saw was made or sold by someone with the initials A.R. There are probably only 2 or 3 bajillion people with those initials in the spanish-speaking part of the world in the last 150 years so I’m thinking it might be a deadend. I do think it might have been sold by Disston though because I’ve got the picture of a similar saw by them, and a spanish article from 1951 renewing their trademark in Panama. It says that Disston has been exporting saws since 1867. Good luck with your research. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find some markings hidden on the box itself. If you know spanish, I think you can click on the image below and it will pop up big enough to read.

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#8 posted 11-25-2013 10:04 PM

I remeasured the saw and it’s 14 inches so it looks like I was wrong. Thanks for the pic of the saw and trying to find information.

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#9 posted 11-26-2013 01:17 AM

Hey Joe, can you post a link to the full size version of that text? Clicking doesn’t work.

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#10 posted 11-26-2013 01:38 AM

http://gacetas.procuraduria-admon.gob.pa/11486_1951.pdf

It’s page 6, right column.

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