Sheffield Saw Works— Whats in a name?

One aspect of selling and dealing with saws is the rich history. I spend a good deal of time searching the web, emailing friends, and posting on boards looking for background on the many saws I have. Some are simpler then others, like Disstion. Others can be a little more tricky like H.M. Finch.

Recently I restored a saw made by Sheffield Saw Works and not knowing about them I email a friend from England that also belongs to the lumberjock boards. He quickly pointed me in the direction of E. C. Atkins.

 What I found so great about was the use of an established British name used as a ploy to sell saws made here in the US. Seemed very P.T Barnum-ish to me.

Then researching a little deeper I found that both Men were born and spent time in Connecticut.

Coincidence?  You decided

 

3 thoughts on “Sheffield Saw Works— Whats in a name?

  1. Greetings from the great Pac NW. Home of the never ending forest. I currently work for a company that bought rights to Atkins designs for the two man bucking saws built in the early 40’s. My company started as a distributor for Atkins in Portland Oregon and soon began designing equipment including a revised and modern version of the old bucking saws.
    I have very old electric and gas powered chain saws, and several original photos from the early 40’s through today. I even have an original Silver Steel Atkins saw blade! I am looking for more info on Atkins Company and specifically the original members of L-M Equipment Co Inc out of Portland Oregon. Believe it or not, I still to this day do not know the names from which my company’s L-M initials where derived.

  2. Many of the early Disston Saw makers were actually imported from the Steel industry in Sheffield England. Dustin felt there were no master saw makers to be had here and imported most of hi skilled workers from England

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