Vintage handsaw with wood handle manufactured by Distton USA.
At its height, Henry Disston and Sons employed an average of 2,500 workers,
covered sixty-four acres, and comprised sixty-four buildings. Until its sale to
H.K. Porter in 1955, it was a family-run firm. It had sales branches in nine
cities, including Tokyo, and a plant in Canada. The largest saw manufacturer in
the world, Disston and Sons also produced files, tools of all types, springs,
and steel plate, as well as special steel jobs. The company's Keystone
trademark on a product indicated high-quality to all who knew the reputation of
the firm. I'm proud to say both my grandfather and grandmother worked at the
Disston plant in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.
Marked Disston USA along with the keystone hallmark.
Measure 16" in length and the sawtooth blade is 11 3/4" long.
The wood handle is scratched and scuffed and there is quite a bit of rust on
the blade which I did not try to clean.