A saw just like 1000 others (Dawson)

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by fred0325, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. fred0325

    fred0325 Most Valued Member

    Hello all,

    As the title suggests, this saw is probably indistinguishable (generally) from thousands of others of the late 19th/early 20th century. It is a 5 point crosscut with a blade that is straight enough for me, although perhaps not necessarily for some of you.

    BSSM has a mark that is much like mine and which is dated at around 1900.

    It is a lesser quality saw by Groves. Possibly hinted at by the less than symmetrical "Sheffield" under the trade name.

    I have looked for suitable "Dawsons" for the inspiration for this name and the nearest that I can come up with is in the Sheffield Directory of 1879 where there is a Dawson listed (not "B") who was a manager and possibly lived (or worked) at 6 Abbeydale. But this is a real stab in the dark.


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