Spear and Jackson Mermaid/Leapfrog Dating

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by tonyba, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. tonyba

    tonyba Active Member

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    Dear All
    With a bit of lockdown time on my hands I was sorting messy computer files (similar state to my saw collection) and came across this jpg file of a S&J Price List for 1910.
    Mermaid and Leapfrog are listed at the bottom of the page as NEW TRADE MARKS.
    No mention of Double Mermaid yet or Spearior.
    Only the one page available so no pics of saws.
    Hope this is useful.
    Cheers
    Tony
     

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  2. ray

    ray Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Tony,

    The Double Mermaid is listed in the 1915 S&J catalogue "Vanadium Alloy Steel" Straight Back Hand Saws. I didn't see Spearior, so maybe that's later than 1915.

    The catalog copy I've got is in a book called "The Handsaw Catalog Collection" Astragal Press.

    Kiwi already posted an image of the relevant page here

    http://www.backsaw.net/forum/index.php?attachments/img091-jpg.5950/
     
  3. tonyba

    tonyba Active Member

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    Thanks Ray and Kiwi
    Is the Astragal compilation good value?
    Are there many S&J pages ; currently they are occupying my attention a bit obsessively.
    Cheers