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    Posted 10 years ago

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    My wife's Great Grandmother married in 1870s. Her husband then bought this house and land and had his nephew build a house next door. They both built the neighborhood houses. His name was Prince Ober and he burned his name in the cellars and on his tools, he had 2 girls who lived in the house after he died in 1918. The girls were born in 1897-1899, my wife remembers them next door she was born 1954 like me. Are these saws for cutting trees?. The block and tackle came from the barns both houses had here, these saws were in our cellar for over 50 or left there from 1890s

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    1. filmnet filmnet, 10 years ago
      Just did some work on the saws Henry Disston from 1878-1888
    2. sayer34, 10 years ago
      filmnet_ I am not a expert on cross cut saws-but I know that people who compectively cut logs are looking for saws from the 188os-it has something to do with the steel making process.Also the tooth set has a name but can't remember which is which.One of your saws is set up for 2 man operation.Make yourself a guard for the teeth-you want to keep them sharp and unbroken.A light coat of oil will keep them in good shape for years to come.
    3. filmnet filmnet, 10 years ago
      That's because it was the best steel made for over 30 years in USA in WW1 their steel was used for tanks and helmets for the army
    4. LKHBEDU, 2 years ago
      Hi, I am actually doing some research to find out more about a Prince Ober who worked in Beverly, MA and I believe also lived there. Can you tell me if this could be the same Prince Ober or if you and your wife's Great Grandmother live in or are from there?

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