This is where it all started for the ubiquitous Junior Hacksaw!
Patented in 1890 by James Neill of Sheffield as the Eclipse Spring Frame,
these very early examples are almost impossible to find.
The frame is carbon tool steel fixed to the beech handle with a steel staple &
crimped ferrule. About 12” or 30.5cm long & 98g weight.
Virtually every Junior Hacksaw made since takes blades of identical size &
design to the ones produced by Neill in the 1890s!
Improved production methods for the hardened steel blades made them very cheap
to make & soon, every tool box had a Spring Frame.
The updated bent rod design with the frame handle has become one of the most
utilitarian & indispensable tools for both professional & home use, but the
Model 1 is still the best looking!
It’s in excellent antique condition with no notable damage or woodworm. Museum
quality, but still usable with care. Please have a good look at all the photos.
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