Despite setbacks during his first decade in business such as fires and the confiscation of his machinery in a rent dispute disston built his company into the largest manufacturer of saws in the world. D 15 saw this saw is the finest product of the disston saw works and we believe the best practical hand saw in material workmanship and finish that can be made.
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The disston family has been a part of the fabric of the united states since 1833.
Disston saw works history. With superior manufacturing a vision for innovation and an earnestness of spirit disston created saws manufactured to usher in a new industrial age. Having previously moved his expanding business from near second and market streets to front and laurel streets. L1900 antique tin california saw works disston saws tin sign 24 x 6 12 1900s.
From the beginning henry disston knew that to compete with the then superior english tools he would need to make the best saw the world had ever known. When the first disston history was compiled in 1920 the rolls showed 21 men in continuous service for 50 years or more. 90 from 40 to 50 years.
He started also making files in 1865. Henry disstons disston saw works influenced and infiltrated virtually every aspect of tacony in northeast philadelphia. In 1871 disston began moving his nearly thirty year old saw business renowned for the quality and dependability of its products to a large location in tacony.
Antique disston saws point of sale display disston sign 3 saw counter display. Therefore disston lightweight saws having less weight and less width to the blade are very popular. They are easier to handle on many of todays sawing jobs.
And is owned by raf. The disston company was established in 1840 by henry disston as the disston saw works and initially only made saws. This company is now know as disston precision inc.
Emigrating from england with his father thomas and his sister marianna henry disston and later his sons were destined to make a mark on the american landscape. In september 1872 henry disston and two other men dug part of the foundation for what was to become the largest saw manufacturing facility in the world. In 1855 he cast the first crucible saw steel ever made in america.
238 from 30 to 40 years. Find great deals on ebay for disston sons saw. 763 from 10 to 20 years and working beside them 2170 younger saw and tool makers steadily gaining in skill and experience.
Henry disston started selling his own saws in 1840 operating out of a rented basement in philadelphia. This was in the tacony section of philadelphia. 320 from 20 to 30 years.
Disston had made a name for his business nationwide by his.
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