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Messages: A subject that has been avoided for a long time is a basic history of the E. Atkins Company, and dating of their product line. I Dating atkins saws hoping that one of the very knowledgeable US-based collectors would have prepared something by now but I the meantime these notes are what I have been able to piece together from old catalogues and documents thanks to Viktor.
Apologies to Simon, this is my first attempt at documenting this kind of thing. Atkins was purchased by the Borg-Warner Corporation in ; the factory at Indianapolis was closed in and operations were relocated to Greenville, Mississippi.
The Nicholson File Co. Identifying an Atkins saw; Three styles of medallion nuts adorn products E. It is unclear what timeframes these medallions represent but my estimates are ca. Aside from the medallion nut fitted to genuine products, Atkins' etches are distinctive but invariably they are light and often difficult to read.
On a relative basis Atkins saws are typically harder and more evenly tempered than products by Disston. The taper grinding is also of very high quality- typically at least 3 gauges. Suggested dating timeline; 1.
Medallions Old style AAA medallion brass or plated ; Circular-saw style medallion typically nickel-plated Block text logo nickeled ; Other de features Fine chip carving; ca. Grossly simplified perfection handles beech, mahogany or meranti …late??? Dusty Shed DwellerJan 5, Underthedirt likes this.
The Sheffield saws and Phoenix medallion are noted in the Atkins catalog No. Columbian saws and saws etched with "Columbia Saw Works, Indianapolis" seem to have emerged later. Comparison of different catalogs may give you some timelines for when different saw models were sold. For Canada, Atkins' Hamilton Ontario plant existed my impression is that handsaws with the uncommon AAA Hamilton medallion were only made during the later years of Dating atkins saws periodAtkins moved to Galt as "Shurly-Dietrich-Atkins" SDA medallions for the later part of this period. Last edited: Jan 5, Thanks kiwi, i have catalogues from93, 99, 07, 18, 31, 37 and partials from elsewhere but full line Atkins catalogues are unbelievably rare.
At this stage I am concentrating on the main line stuff, the second labels are a nightmare with the fragmentary data. Show Ignored Content. Your name or address: Do you already have an ? Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?Dating atkins saws
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