The catalogs are grouped in alphabetical order, by company name.When known, the catalogs from each company are listed in chronological order.It has a 22 inch saw plate; and is 10 ppi; with a crosscut tooth. I am going to dig out my grandfather's Disston 4 backsaw and do the same.This saw has seen many years of service during my fathers working career as a certified Carpenter & Joiner; commencing at an early age as an apprentice in Scotland during the early 1950s under the tutelage of his employer, a Master Craftsman of that era. It's from the late 1920s-early 1930s, 14" w/steel back, and a closed beech handle that looks like it was jig-sawed from a plank. Paul Sellers also has a No.7 Panel Saw of the same appearance. following No.7 Panel Saw was owned by my late father.It has the H DISSTON & SONS medallion & etch that allows me to date this saws production to circa 1900 -1917.
With the inclusion of the English pattern traditional lambs tongue within its shape my personal preference does favor the No.7 handsaw over that found within the Disston's D7 series handsaws.All these estimates are derived by Philip Baker based on observation of handle This study of markings that have been used on the backs of backsaws and their handle design will begin with the Henry Disston Company ca 1840-1890.Other American saw companies in my collection, that were in business over a time period long enough to provide material for a study will be forthcoming.You can’t buy a new Western hand saw of this quality today at any price.So let’s see if it can be given another lifetime of use in a slightly different form.