Back saw by Sorby, Sheffield, England 1820-1890.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Back saw by Sorby, Sheffield, England 1820-1890.

Fernandes, Iris

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Description

Saw made by Sorby of Sheffield. Used for fine benchwork and cutting joints. It was so-called because the blade is stiffened by a strip of iron or brass soldered over the top edge of the blade.
 

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