Gardner & Co Hand Saw - 1

gardner hand saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Gardner & Co & Sons

Tool Type: Hand Saw

Model No:


A beech handled Gardner & Co hand saw. There is no model number on the saw and I currently have no literature to indicate a model number, for this reason I have given the saw a temporary model number '1'.

The handle is secured to the blade with the use of 5 brass nuts, one of which is faced with a medallion with the markings 'Warranted Superior'.

The handle is made to a familiar shape which most wooden handled saws have had for the last 100 years or so.

The blade is made from cast steel with the hollow back design.

The saw was sold in Bristol, England in a street I would love to visit called 'Narrow Wine Street', a street which in my head will be a street packed with tool shops and wine shops.

Saw Construction

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Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 5

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings: Warranted Superior

Blade Markings:
'Gardner & Co, The Tool Specialists, Narrow Wine St, Bristol, Cast Steel Warranted, Our Special Hollow Back Saw'

Manufactured Dates

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For information on dating this saw and other British saws, see the 'British Saws and Saw Makers from c1660' book, written by Simon Barley. The book is the most comprehensive saw directory to date listing makers, makers marks and manufacturing dates. There is also a whole host of additional information on the history of saw making, how to date a saw, in depth details on each of the large makers and much more, making for the most interesting read and leaving you with a slight desire to buy an old British saw.


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