Nice refurbished saw!!
I would be interested in knowing the exact date this saw was made as well. I noticed the handle attaches to the saw via bolts and threaded rivets, but not via split-nuts. Most saw makers quit making split nuts around the 1890's because of the hassle of making split-nuts. (I am in the process of making some for Alan Duboff, so I can attest to the difficult nature of making them).
I think Simmonds patented the threaded rivet in 1884, and people often mistake that patent date on his saws rivets as the date of the saw. Since Simmons only made saws from 1901 to 1925, they can't have a saw that old.
Still its funny how the littlest things can give away the dates of tools. Paul Hubbman has a Stanley #140 that had a Stanley Trademark in a crescent shaped. A tool historian quickly pointed out that not only did Paul have a rare #140 Stanley, he had the orginal version made between 1901-1909.
Myself, I like the history of the old tools as much as the tools themselves. No matter what old tool I find, buy or discover, I always learn something new about it.
By the way...just because you refurbished your handsaw does not mean you can't use it. The old timers loved their tools and loved to use them. I believe we should too.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"