The exception that proves the rule.

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by fred0325, May 23, 2015.

  1. fred0325

    fred0325 Most Valued Member

    Hello all,

    I have been looking for an example of a later British Cast(dot)Steel saw for a long time and have finally found one. Unfortunately I didn't look it up in BSSM until I had bought it, and found that Simon had beaten me to it. This took the wind out of my sails a little, but it is still nice to own one.

    There is my exact mark at the top of p.135, dated at around 1900 and at the bottom of p.134 a more traditional cast(dot) style dated at around 1840.

    The question now is, :- "Why use cast(dot) this late? The only answer which springs readily to mind is that if they were exporting to America (and which BSSM says they were, in the early days at least), then Disston used cast(dot) into the early part of the 20th century and so it may not have been unusual to put it on their export saws.

    It could be, of course, that they just liked using it.


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