Philip Lean of Canberra   is interested in finding out about a very old saw he bought in a  secondhand/recycling store in Canberra, Australia. 
 The George Hall Saw 1024x283
 
The saw has the name “The George Hall Saw” “Sheffield”. This name is listed as a Type 3 name in the TATHS article 'When was a sawmaker not a sawmaker?'
 
The George Hall Saw Sheffield 1024x299
 
( http://taths.org.uk/tools-trades/articles/50-when-was-a-sawmaker-not-a-sawmaker ), meaning it might be just a name used for sales, Philip is not trying to trace it’s actual origin.
 
 
The blade is very rusted and the rivets holding the handle are loose and worn and the handle is soft and worn, but it will be a interesting project to restore the saw to working condition. 
 
The blade after cleaning is between 0.8mm and 0.7 mm thick and has a varying tooth pattern
 
The George Hall Saw tooth variation 1024x97
 
 
Philip  would like to know roughly when it was made and if possible information on the type of steel was used to make the cutting blade. 
 
 
Any information would be appreciated.
 
 
Philip Lean
Canberra
Australia

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#1 John Wesley 2017-11-16 21:39
Simon Barley found it impossible to date the store but he thinks that a date of between 1890 and 1910 would seem about right.
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