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Disston D9

by Antipodean
posted 12-12-2018 09:41 AM


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Johnny7

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 06:39 PM

Here is an excerpt from a catalog from (I think) 1969:

There are (3) possible answers for why you were told that such a saw does not exist:

1) as you pointed out, semantically, “Disston” didn’t make it;

2) Sheer ignorance of the facts (since it clearly exists);

3) confusion, since there is such a thing as a Disston No. 9 (1840-1918) and the “D” and “D-XX” designations were never applied to that saw.

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Antipodean

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 06:13 AM

Thanks for your reply.

Yes you are spot on with your No.9 comment – that was also in the reply from the person who said that a D-9 didn’t exist but added perhaps the questioner had been confused with the No.9.

In the email that was sent to say you had replied you stated “I can’t shed any real light on your saw. I’ve never seen a D-9 and can tell you that none appear in the HK porter catalogs for the US market.” (which for some reason doesn’t appear on your reply post above). So the 1969 (maybe) catalogue excerpt you have attached that shows a D-9 is (I’m assuming) Canadian and if so did they only make this model in Canada?

Can you shed any light on my medallion question from my first post or is there too little information on this particular saw?

Thanks again.

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 07:09 AM

Yes—that is from a Canadian catalog.

As to the medallion: Those dots or loops in the medallion are typically there to hide the seam where the shank of the screw is attached to the medallion itself.

My guess is that the design may have changed when HK Porter took over.

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#4 posted 12-13-2018 07:22 AM

Actually it is brilliant that you have a copy of the catalogue – where do you find such items – something you find online or is it something that you own as a collector?

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#5 posted 12-13-2018 10:24 AM

I don’t know if that particular catalog is here, but https://archive.org/details/internationaltoolcataloglibrary

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 12-13-2018 10:28 PM

Don W beat me to it.

It is at his link, HERE specifically

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 01:38 AM

What a fabulous resource – thank you both. I shall do a serious bit of reading….

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