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Beardshaw & Son - Sheffield, UK


 
  Early Tenon Saw - Iron Back, 14-5/8 inch long, 13 PPI, Closed Handle, Crosscut profile by Tony Waldis

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This is an iron back tenon saw by Beardshaw and Son which shows signs of having been shortened from the toe.

The blade is 14 and 5/8 inches long with a depth at the toe of 3 and 1/4 inches and at the heel of 3 and 3/8 inches. The average thickness of the blade is 0.030 inch. The teeth are 10 PPI crosscut profile with a rake of about 15 degrees and fleam of 15 degrees.

The closed London Pattern handle is fixed by three iron rivets, one of which seems to have had a brass washer added as a repair. It is not clear whether the rivets are original but the holes look to be angle countersunk rather than having been drilled for split nuts and screws.

The toe end of the iron back appears very rough as though broken or sawn off and the plate protrudes slightly beyond the back. The name stamp is 40mm long and smaller than those shown in BSSM. It is placed 4 and 1/4 inches from the toe and would have been about central if the plate had originally been 18 inches long.

Data Summary:

Saw Design Blade
Length
Pitch in
PPI
Marking/ Type Handle Screws Estimated Prod. Date
Backsaw
Iron Back
14-5/8" 10 PPI
Crosscut
Readable/ Stamp Closed Handle
Beechwood
2/1
Split Nuts
1840s - 1860s

Front side of the saw. The original length of the blade was most likely 16 inch.

The stamp set low on the back. Approx 40mm long.

The name stamp is 40mm long and smaller than those shown in BSSM. It is placed 4 and 1/4 inches from the toe and would have been about central if the plate had originally been 18 inches long.

The handle from back side showing brass washer on the front rivet.

The handle from the front side.


 
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