Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Tenon Saws
Manufacturer: Lloyd Davies
Tool Type: Tenon Saw
This version of brass-back Lloyd Davies tenon saw has a shaped Beech
handle fitted to a blade with a solid brass spine.
The handle and the blade are secured together with 3 brass button screws. One of the screws is faced with a brass medallion. The medallion has the markings 'Warranted Superior'.
The brass back is marked 'Lloyd Davies, Sheffield, Warranted Cast Steel'.
The saw shown is 14 inches in length and has 13 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.
Number Of Buttons: 3
Type Of Buttons: Brass
Medallion Markings: 'Warranted Superior'
Brass Back Markings:
'Lloyd Davies, Sheffield, Warranted Cast Steel'
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