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181862 "Mike Wenzloff" <mwenz@w...> 2008‑08‑03 Re: Old saw with blank medallion
>    I found this saw yesterday at a flea market, and bought it for $1.00:

Good grab, James!

If it is George Bishop, it is a *very* early one. It sure doesn't look like 
any American George Bishop saw I have seen.

There are also listings for an English George Bishop saw maker beginning in 
1781. And while I don't think the saw is that old, it well could be from 
before the 1850 time frame of etching the saw plate (at least by S&J 
according to Ray Gardiner--thanks for that info, Ray!).

The handle is reminiscent of Disston's early No.8 (circa 1845):
As well as a couple early English saws (closer in match, actually) that I 
only have handle images of and no maker's names.

Me thinks it is English.

Take care, Mike 


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