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    Surely whoever made that could have found better screws?

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    Colin

    Not if they were silver, but certainly ordinary id they were steel (could be stainless steel too). Difficult to tell from the pic. I have seen brass saw screws advertised on Ebay and for all the world look as if they are steel. I also think that the back and screws should be made from matching material. Whilst the carving is "interesting" and technically accomplished, it does not look as though it would be comfortable to hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Whilst the carving is "interesting" and technically accomplished, it does not look as though it would be comfortable to hold.
    Probably handles like a wet fish
    Theory and practice are the same in theory, but different in practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Matt

    I am not sure why you would like your mum to have married a Frenchman because:

    I think that saw is British so a pome bastard may have been more appropriate, but always going to have some difficulty retrospectively particularly at this relatively late stage in your development. I can't see the writing on the saw very well. However, I think I can see, on the brass back, Taylor Bros, Adelaide saw works and Sheffield so this is what I am basing my statement on. I feel I have seen that saw before, but a search of the web did not reveal anything at all. Handle looks to be a carved fish made in ivory. Not sure if the hardware is steel or silver.

    The etching again is indistinct in the pic. but looks to be vaguely "Taylorish."

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    釘elieve it or not, this saw was made for a special young lady, Princess Victoria. According to the description, it is "... an Exhibition Saw made by Taylor Brothers, Saw Manufacturers, Adelaide Works, Sheffield, as a wedding present for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa on the occasion of her marriage to Friedrich Willhelm, Crown Prince of Prussia."


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    Cheers Matt,

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3030 View Post
    Probably handles like a wet fish
    I would handle like a wet fish if I had to spend my day cutting wood, balancing a bunch of delicious grapes on my head.[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23].

    Cheers Matt.

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