Disston on ebay

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by lui, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. lui

    lui Most Valued Member

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    I spotted that earlier, been talking about it here.

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    $3,935.67!

    Toby
     
  4. lui

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    Ended. :D:D

    I thought it might hit 3, but it went for quite a bit more.

    You'd have to say that for once the use of the term "rare" on ebay was justified.

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  5. purfler

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    Would that be a record price for a saw?

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  6. ray

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    Hi Lui,

    Thanks for posting that, interesting saw, but might be a little over priced. (at least for my pocket)

    There are those domed nuts again... :)

    The E.L Davenport is an interesting one as well, I did some work on the Davenports a while back, but the notes are in Australia, and I'm in Austria... so going from somewhat unreliable memory it's most likely to be..


    1872- 1900 E&L Davenport "Philadelphia Saw Works" Edward and Lawrence Davenport,
    Sons of one of the Charles (and Mary) Davenports who migrated to the US from Sheffield.. Lawrence Davenport served with the Union Army in the American Civil War, they were later bought out by Disston...

    Charles is listed as being in debtors gaol at one stage, and I think I speculated that might have been a contributing factor in prompting his migration to the US..

    (I hope I remembered all that correctly)

    And of course in true Victorian fashion for continuing family names there was another Charles and Mary Davenport Sawmakers as well... :)

    Regards
    Ray
     
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    Is there a discussion here somewhere that I've missed?

    The seller called them "raised split nuts", which I don't think is correct. I call them cone nuts, and have (almost) always heard (read) them being called that.

    Thanks for the info on E&L Davenport, I was asking about that over on WoodNet (the link I gave above). What is your impression of the saw, is it parts and pieces or is it original?

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    Hi Toby,

    You probably haven't missed any detailed discussion, but that particular style of nut has had me intrigued for a while, it certainly predates the later "improved" styles. Glover and Munger et al....

    As far as names go, "cone" nuts, seems more descriptive than "domed"...

    Not much to add regarding the E&L Davenport, seems to look right for 1880-1890 era?

    I suspect it might sell for more than it might have otherwise, because of the previous sale of that Disston, In any event, I'd like to find out more about Lawrence Davenport, but all the American Civil War sites want you to pay for access... I think he served with Company C 81st PA regiment, but that's as far as I was able to get without paying... :)

    Regards
    Ray
     
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    Those ebay pictures are going to disappear so I'll put some here for future reference.

    Toby


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    And the etch.

    Toby


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    Well spotted Fred,
    I waited till it ended to post. US $1,413.00, I thought it might do more.
    I don't know anything about the "Eagle Head" saws, but I have seen a few over the past few years. Did a quick Google to see what I could find right now, and I didn't find much.

    There's this. (With a lambs tongue)

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    And this, which looks closer to the ebay saw.

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    From here.

    Does anyone here have any info on these saws?

    Toby
     
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