Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Tenon Saws
Tool Type: Tenon Saw
Model No: 120
The brass back Tyzack tenon saw number 120.
The saw has a Beech handle secured to the blade by three brass screws. One of the screws is surrounded by a white circle with the wording "W.Tyzack. Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield".
The silver steel blade is marked "Silver Steel, Tested For Hardness, Nonpariel". The wording is displayed inside scroll banners with the centre of the blade displaying the Tyzack elephant.
The brass back is inscribed on one face with the wording "W.Tyzack. Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield, England, No. 120" with the picture of the Tyzack elephant.
The saw shown is 14 inches in length and has 12 teeth per inch (tpi). There were different lengthed and tpi versions of this saw produced.
Blade: Silver Steel
Number Of Buttons: 3
Type Of Buttons: Brass
'W.Tyzack. Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield'
Brass Back Markings:
'W.Tyzack Sons & Turner Ltd, Sheffield England, no. 120'
'Silver Steel, Tested For Hardness, Nonpariel'
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