Hello everyone, this is my first post. This is a Tillotson rip saw I picked up at a yard sale. I posted this saw on the Sawmillcreek site, and it was recommended that I ask you to take a look. The pictures can probably tell you almost everything about the saw, but here is the overview: - 4 brass split nuts, one which is medallion sized and blank except for an L stamped into the center (upside down in picture) - The handle appears to be English beech and lamb's tongue style, in very good shape considering the possible age of it. - The saw plate is 28" long with rip teeth (about 4 tpi) and the toe end of the plate has a cracked spot. The shape of the nib seems odd to me. - The etch area of the plate has "Tillotson" heavily stamped in an arch in block letters, with "Sheffield Cast Steel" lightly stamped in cursive letters below it. "Cast Steel" is a little bit of a guess, as only the first and last letters are noticeable. What are very hard to see are the lightly stamped cross-topped crowns located on either side of the Tillotson arch, about even with the crest of the arch. It is possible to see the crown on the right side in the picture, but you really have to look for it. I would like to get an idea as to the date of manufacture for this saw, and learn what the crown stampings might indicate. Any additional information would be intriguing and appreciated. Thanks!