Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
Manufacturer: Gardner & Co & Sons
Tool Type: Hand Saw
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.
Number Of Buttons: 5
Type Of Buttons: Brass
Medallion Markings: Warranted Superior
'Gardner & Co, The Tool Specialists, Narrow Wine St, Bristol, Cast Steel Warranted, Our Special Hollow Back Saw'
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