I bought a couple of old hand saws today and now I'm trying to find out how old this one saw is. The etching on the blade reads:
Vulcan Saw Mfg Co
Vulcan Saw Works
Cast Steel Warranted
Patent (not legible)
Saw is a 20" cross cut. Really pretty wood for the handle even though I not positive what species (maybe mahagony??). Saw has two medallions. The one of the front side of the handle says "warranted superior". The one on the back says "L. Wheeler, Pat Dec 21, 1869, Superior". I've got a full-length picture of the saw and a picture of the rear medallion. I've searched the web and came up with a site that has some of the old Vulcan saws but this one doesn't seem to be listed.
I'll be glad to send full size pics to anyone to better identify. Just let me know. Any help would be appreciated.