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181870 "Wiktor A. Kuc" <wiktor@w...> 2008‑08‑03 RE: Old saw with blank medallion

I am interested in finding more about Priest & Co.  Can you point me to any
source material? 

Wiktor A. Kuc 
Albuquerque, NM

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Subject: Re: [OldTools] Old saw with blank medallion

Hi Mike, & GG's

The acid etching info,  was from a 2005 article by Simon Barley in TATHS,
reproduced on Wiktor's amazing site at:-


Medallion Trivia
I have been looking at Medallions, and notice that Priest & Co.  The makers
of the "Warranted Superior" the screws that everyone seemed to use when they
didn't want to use their own medallion.  Priest & Co, registered the design
as a trademark.  Does that mean manufacturers medallions as trade marks only
apply to the medallion not the saw?

Blank Medallions?   I can't think of any reason why a manufacturer would put
a blank medallion on a saw,  Maybe it's been re-handled some time ago.

Either way it's an interesting find.  Nice one James!


>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.

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