Groves and Sons London (part 2)

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by Joe S, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Joe S

    Joe S Most Valued Member

    Ray et al.
    A friend called last week and wondered if I was interested in a Groves saw. He had been at an auction here in southern Ontario and won a saw he didn't know lot about but decided to do a little research. Sure enough he came across the thread I did back in 2009 and realized that I might be interested when he saw the similarities. I couldn't resist.
    Another 18inch saw but a little more "gussied" up. It has a brass spine and a Cast steel stamp the previous saw was missing. The handle has a few differences but basically the same. It is in wonderful condition considering its almost 200 year age. Again that reclining ampersand and a straight horizontal Groves and Sons mark. Later discussions on the Groves saws suggested by Fred that the Sons was later than 1821. London would denote a quality product and as Simon mentions not a manufacturing location. I included a pic of the original saw as a comparison. If we find another example I might even be inclined to consider these examples as saws of made for export.
    Joe S.

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