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Object ID # 1997.030.002
Object Name Saw, Two-handed Crosscut
Title Two-Man Cross-Cut Saw
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century?
Made Simonds Canada Saw Co.
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Two-man cross-cut saw, No. 6. It has two wooden handle grips, which differ in shape. At one end, the grip is in a metal socket, which is embossed with "SIMONDS No. 6 Patented". The other end has a sort of wing nut clamp to hold the handle grip. Each end has three perforations for adjustment.

Makers mark Embossed in metal of socket with "SIMONDS No. 6 Patented".
Provenance Manufactured by the Simonds Canada Saw Co. of Montreal, Quebec. Used in Grey County by the Fretter family. Last belonged to Doug Fretter of RR#3, Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Lumbering/Logging Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Wood
Dimensions L-175 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function Alvin Sellens, in his book DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN HAND TOOLS: A PICTORIAL SYNOPSIS, 2002, p. 402 has the following description for a Cross Cut Saw: A long saw with coarse teeth, intended for cutting green timber. The cross cut was originally used for cutting logs to length and for squaring up axe butts. It was not until late in the nineteenth century that the cross cut came into general use for felling trees."