HILL Late HOWEL Brass Back Saw - 8 inch *SOLD*
A very nice 8 inch brass back dovetail saw by Joseph Vaughan HILL of London.
HILL previously served as a foreman for Joseph HOWEL the London saw maker and his saws are usually marked, as this one, 'JV HILL LATE HOWEL LONDON', with a Star mark above, on the brass back.
Wonderfully shaped beechwood open or pistol grip handle with two brass split nut fixings.
Previous owner's stamps 'J.BURGESS' and 'F.BUTLER'.
The 8 inch blade is straight with all teeth (18 tpi) present and well formed, some very minor surface pitting and staining spots.
Approximately 133/16 inches overall length.
A great example of a 19th century saw.