saw was lost amongst countless rust laden and forgotten
items that had been given up on and labeled as trash.
After being offered for sale
with an adjoining miter box for 7 dollars with no takers I
happened along. The sale was officially over and the only things
left were destined for the dump. I was offered anything I wanted
from the pile for free. I passed on everything but this little
package. I felt like I was taking home and abandoned puppy.
It is pretty obvious that this thing had not
been used in a very long time but the handle was unmistakably
Disston turn of the last century. The miter box it was stuffed
in looks much newer to me and probably not a first marriage. I
could be wrong but I donít think so.
I did a patent search on the patent number
listed on the box and it came up with an issue date of Nov. 14,
1961. This is the patent image I found and it matches the box
exactly. I rest my case.