Item S10 - J. D. Rogers & Bro.(Philadelphia) Hand
A very unusual saw, the clear
etching on this darkly tarnished blade reads, “J.D. Rogers & Bro./ 4111A & 4111B
/ Lancaster, Ave. / Philadelphia / Warranted Cast Steel [in a banner}. The
blade is 26 inches long and is filed 12 tpi cross cut, and needs sharpening.
The straight blade has a tiny nib, with out much of a cut out to the toe. The
handle is “different”, being a simple beech one, without carving. But it is
jazzed up with narrow curved and decorated brass plates on each side marked,
“Wm. McNiece Phila. Pa. / Pat. Apr.
Rogers & Bro. was a hardware store that sold
McNiece Saws. The patent is No. 256,493 for a Saw Handle Clamp awarded to
William McNiece. This is certainly an uncommon saw, and a good one for a
Price - $50.00
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