W Tyzack saw markings

Discussion in 'Saw Pictures and Measurements' started by styver, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. styver

    styver New Member

    Messages:
    4
    HI Guys,

    Just wondering if anyone out there has a good image or knows where I may see some tyzack blade markings preferably the early stamped marks?

    I recently got a nice W Tyzack saw that has a stamped marking on the blade however Its not complete and may have Turner underder the arched W.Tyzack SOns but its hard to tell. Having turner in the marking also has a bearing on the saws age.
     
  2. Araldite

    Araldite Active Member

    Messages:
    30
    You can look at the trade marks here for examples of the two most common Tyzack markings. William Tyzack, William Tyzack & Sons, and William Tyzack Sons & Turner (the most common) have the elephant marking. Joseph Tyzack & Son has the \"three legs\" marking.
     
  3. fred0325

    fred0325 Most Valued Member

    Messages:
    1,084
    I\'ve put an image in my gallery of a Tyzack and Sons saw. As you can see there is not much of the marking left that is distinct and nothing exists on the blade if it ever did. I hope that this helps, but I fear that it may not.
    Fred
     
  4. fred0325

    fred0325 Most Valued Member

    Messages:
    1,084
    I have just found the following website.

    http://www.tyzack.net/catalogues.html

    It has a number of saws illustrated on it, most are handsaws and some are backsaws and although the detailed reproduction of the images from the catalogue leaves a little to be desired, it is very interesting. For those of you interested in tools other than saws, it has a range of Tyzack woodworking tools.

    Hope that this is of interest.

    Fred
     
  5. Brit*al

    Brit*al Member

    Messages:
    13
    Here is an image from the spine of one of my saws by W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner. Hope it helps.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. fred0325

    fred0325 Most Valued Member

    Messages:
    1,084
    Hi Brit*al,

    It is fascinating (and a first for me) to see a backsaw with a stamped blade.

    Etches, yes by the bucketload, but stamps, - no.

    According to HSMOB it should be post 1867. I have had a cursory search for J Duckworth in the directories but have, as yet not been able to find him.

    I will have another go when I have a little more time.

    Fred
     
  7. Brit*al

    Brit*al Member

    Messages:
    13
    Fred,

    I did a lot research on this one and I included some of my findings in my album for this saw. However, while Ray is investigating why I can't load the album pics into the gallery, I'll explain it here also.

    J. Duckworth was a saw maker in Bolton, Lanchashire, England. By searching the marriage register for the Parish church of St Peter in Bolton, I found the marriage certificate of his son Herbert (see attached). The 'J' stands for Joseph by the way. The marriage certificate lists Herbert's occupation as a saw maker and states that his father Joseph's occupation was also a saw maker. Furthermore, it lists his wife's father's occupation as a sawyer. It is likely that Joseph and Herbert ran a hardware store in Bolton. I believe they were resellers of W. Tyzack, Sons & Turner saws. The saw dates from around 1880-1900.

    Lots more pictures in the album once you can access it.
     

    Attached Files: