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    Posted 7 months ago

    DiscARTed
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    I know this is a mitre Box saw but unlike the typical Stanley and Disston this is more like an early version of a chop saw. It has a spring loaded ball bearing set up that lifts the saw up and down while allowing it to cut back and forth. Really cool. Other than the patent dates and some part stamps there are no makers marks. I can’t find anything about it online or even pictures, so I’m asking the Collectors Weekly experts. Any info is appreciated. I’m going to keep and restore it, but just hoping to get some help in identifying it better. Thanks In advance

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 months ago
      Research the Patent number and you will have your answer. Not terribly difficult.
    2. keramikos, 7 months ago
      Hi, DiscARTed. :-)

      As fhrjr2 suggested, researching the patents could provide more information.

      A casual search using the criteria "miter box patents" tripped these two from March 15, 1904 and September 27, 1904:

      https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=00754625&IDKey=35E571699C84&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fpatimg.htm

      https://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=00770834&IDKey=3B2BAAAFBB68%0D%0A&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fpatimg.htm
    3. DiscARTed DiscARTed, 7 months ago
      Thanks folks for the help. As you can see from the general patent details the patent numbers correlate to the standard double tower design that is very common to the Stanley models. This saw looks nothing like the picture in the patent docs. Wondering if it may have been some kind of commercial application or a custom piece that was also available by the manufacturer? It likely is a Stanley product at its base, just wondering if it’s a one off type of model that was modified by another company? Thanks again for your help.

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