RIP, CROSSCUT and PANEL SAWS:
Below is the chart of Item# v. date 1897; 1909; 1921; 1928; 1938; 1959; 1965
Above is a really beautiful later saw [no Lamb’s tongue, 2-tone handle and Wheatsheaf design.(only on one side!)] Probably c.1968. #2521 Joiner’s Handsaw, best quality. Swaged Skew Back, Beech two-toned Handle polished all over. Available in 22″, 24″, and 26″blade lengths.
Below is another #2521, but again a later saw with no Lamb’s tongue, but not with a 2-toned handle.
Below is a 4 screw panel saw, swaged skew back with 2 tone beech handle which I believe may be a later than 1965 #2521. I cannot find any other description that would fit to this saw.
Obviously this example [2 photos above] is an extremely late saw [c.1975<] and shows a disgusting display of greed and avarice by a renowned Company. Profit could be the only motive for distributing a ‘saw’ such as this. The saw below is certainly from around 2004 and displays an even worse handle to the one above! And I did not think it possible to trump that!