Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
Manufacturer: Spear And Jackson
Tool Type: Hand Saw
Model No: Cockerill - No. 99
The Spear And Jackson Cockerill hand saw is fitted with a quite
distinictive Beech handle.
The handle is secured to the blade with five brass buttons, one of which is faced with a 'Warranted Superior' medallion or possibly a 'S & J'' medallion.
The blade has an etching of a cockerel / rooster / chicken on the front face with the spelling 'Cockerill' below it.
The buttons can be tightened or unscrewed by using a flat head screwdriver on the reverse side of the handle.
The saw shown is 23 inches in length and has 7 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.
Handle Markings: Spear & Jackson
Number Of Buttons: 5
Type Of Buttons: Brass
Medallion Markings: Warranted Superior
'Spear & Jackson Cockerill, 99, Made in Sheffield England' surrounding a picture of a cockerel / rooster / chicken.
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