I had noticed that other than comments on the medallion thread, I could find no other information on the W. B. Sears saws. Walter B. Sears was a carriage/wagon maker whose sister Phebe Sears married Elisha Pearl Wheeler. Walter was established in the wagon making business at least as early as 1837. I could never find anything connecting him with saw making as he is shown in each census as a wagon maker with employees. As brother-in-laws it looks like Walter Sears and Elisha Wheeler were a closely knit family. Walter and his wife named their first son Elisha Wheeler Sears and this boy died in 1855 at age 11. It could be possible that Walter invested in the Wheeler, Madden and Bakewell business early on as he evidently had a successful business established or it could have been family related, but whatever, it seems very possible, the W. B. Sears medallion originated from this somehow. Thanks. Boyd R., new member.