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A little help from anyone who may know. the stamp ( it’s not an etch) says Cornell Willis & Co There maybe “wood & co” under Willis in the arch. Maybe it got stamped over or maybe there was another line.
There is a number 5 stamped in the center Double Refined Spring Steel Warranted And 3 stars circle the logo. I have Schaffer’s book and Barley’s but couldn’t find anything.

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Answer from Facebook friends. It is definitely a New York made saw. They liked using stars around the die stamp. It has all the characteristics of one made at Sing Sing prison, domed steel nuts and what appears to be a Cuban mahogany handle. 1850s handle style.

It is listed in the 1850 New York city directory as hardware merchants. They probably had the saw made for them at Sing Sing.

Note the 1847 Directory lists "Cornell Brothers" as hardware dealers, and the1865 directory lists them as "Cornell, Willis & Carey", so that brackets the probable date for "Cornell Willis & Co and their saw.

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Cool history and stunning restore!
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That's a beautiful saw.

Nice work!
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