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07-21-2019 04:59 AM

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Hi there,
I have come across a Disston D12 that was manufactured in Toronto, Canada. I believe Disston started manufacturing tools out of Canada as early as 1911 to get around certain taxes into commonwealth countries such as the UK, Aust, NZ & of of course Canada.
I am attempting to age the saw but at this stage am having trouble. I believe the “normal” pattern D12, of which this is, was first manufactured in 1928 to about 1947 (the lightweight pattern going on for years after that). However, I am lead to understand that the nuts and medallion of the D12 were nickel coated brass screws whereas this Canadian D12 has plain brass. So my time line is between 1928 and 1947. I stand corrected if my findings are wrong. Can anyone narrow this timeline down using the attached photos? I am assuming that the Canadian model used brass screws whereas the USA model used nickel plated – is this a correct assumption? I am also interested if anyone can identify why the heel of this saw is so different to other D12’s?
Thanks for your help.

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