I am selling a few Antique Local Southern Ontario Items from my collection. I will detail each item below and a price for each. P/U options listed at the bottom.
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A) One very Old Mid 1800's Meat Saw from St. Catharines , ON. It was made between 1855 and 1876 by the J. Flint Company. It is in lovely condition. I will post some history on this aw way below under heading A1).
This saw is in very solid condition with a superb Patina. It has all the original brass and steel hardware. The Blade holder arm is stamped with "St. Catharines J. Flint Warranted" . It is press stamped vs Chemically etched as was the procedure in those days.
This saw would make a beautiful collection to your saw collection. Or antique selection. Would look great hanging in a pantry or country kitchen.
It measures 24 1/2" long.
Selling this lovely saw for $90.00. Its a rare find from the Ontario factory of J. Flint Co.
B) Antique Double Sided Pruning Handsaw in excellent Condition. This saw is a harder to find pruning saw being that it has a dual sided blade with two different saw tooth styles for larger limb ripping and small branch pruning. It is in lovely shape with a solid handle free of cracks or heavy damage and has a great patina. Circa early 1900's. It measures 22" long. A great addition to your saw collection or for a wall hanger in your cottage, cabin or home.
Selling this lovely saw for $50.00
C) Vintage Reliable Chick Hatchery - Proprietor H. Schaefer - Elmira Ont. Phone 864. This is an old ruler from the early 1900's from a hatchery in Elmira Ont. It's in great shape. No damage. It is a 12" ruler.
Selling this for $9.00
D) One Vintage early 1900's to 1920's Boss Barber Razor Hone Stone and original Sleeve Box. The box sleeve definitely has wear but still quite cool. The Stone is in great shape. It has a raised Embossing that reads "Boss Barber" on the stone.
Selling this for $20.00
E) One very old late 1800's Vintage Straight Razor George Wostenholm & Son "Conqueror" with original Conqueror sleeve box.
"Conqueror" Pile side : Trade Mark Reg D Dec 1694.
The blade is 5/8'' width Gold wash etching "Conqueror". Handles are very clean also. Little to no rust. A great addition to your antique Razor collection.
Selling this for $70.00
History on The J.Flint Company for your perusal if interested:
Joseph Flint left England for America to start a saw making works in New-England.
Just like we saw in the history of plane making in Canada, other trained tool makers, both American and British, emigrated to Canada and established themselves, and would be Canadian tool makers went to both America and/or England to learn their trades.
Accordingly, and not surprisingly, one of the first recorded established saw maker in Upper Canada (today's Ontario) was that same Joseph Flint, now of Rochester New York. He operated a saw making business in Rochester from 1844 to 1888.
Jerome C Dietrich was born and raised on a farm near Rochester NY. He entered the saw works of D.R. Barton of Rochester NY . In 1866 he became a traveler for J Flint Co. After being offered another job elsewhere, his employer (J. Flint Co) countered with a raise and part ownership. He remained with J. Flint for a few more years than as a result of a later disagreement, he sold his ownership and left with Cosmo Shurly to start The Maple Saw Works in Galt, Ontario.
In 1877 he invented the Lance tooth crosscut saw, which was reputed to be the world's fastest and shipped around the world.