Copeland & Co. Planemakers 1856: Correspondence
Douglass Mfg Co 1873, Handbill

Henry Disston & Sons: Hand Saws

Envelope: HENRY DISSTON & SONS INCORPORATED OF WASHINGTON, 144 SECOND STREET, SAN FANCISCO, CALIF. 1931. To: The Norton Company, Worcester, Mass. Obviously the Norton Company was possessed of discernment when it came to selecting their tools.


Packaging: Tag: MECHANICS PRICE LIST. DISSTON HAND SAWS. KEYSTONE SAWS MADE BY DISSTON. c1950. Now you know what they cost a few years back. This is a cute tag most likely from a Disston Hand Saw. Go ahead and drool.


Letterhead: HENRY DISSTON & SONS, Keystone Saw, Tool, Steel and File Works. Philadelphia, PA Dec 2, 1889. A letterhead to the Tell City Bank,Tell City, Indiana concerning a draft from the Tell City Planing Mill Co. to Disston. Signed, Yours Truly, (Henry Disston & Sons stamp), Senior. I wonder which Disston that was?


Booklet: HOW A DISSTON HAND SAW IS MADE. 1922. Nice coverage of the mechanical and hand processes involved in the manufacture of Disston Hand Saws.

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Booklet: THE HAND-SAW. How To Use It, How To Choose It, and How To Keep It. Being a series of practical hints to Practical Mechanics. By One Who Knoweth Whereof He Speaketh. Henry Disston & Sons, Keystone Saw, Tool, Steel and File Works, Front and Laurel Streets, Philadelphia, Penna. Presented by William H. Hankins. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1875, by Henry Disston & Sons, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. This small catalog was likely made for distribution at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, judging by the publication date and the announcement of the introduction of the Centennial No. 76 saw.

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Letterhead: Henry Disston : Correspondence with Signatures. 1865-1892. A variety of peronal letters, with signatures. Compiled from photocopies of the originals in the collection of Roger K. Smith.

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Educational Poster: Disston Handsaw Poster : How to use for crosscutting and ripping. c1950?: From the source, how and why to use handsaws (Disston, of course) for the two basic sawing operations - crosscutting and ripping. Courtesy of Mike Siemsen's School of Woodworking.

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