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Local score. I don't think it has ever made a cut.

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Sweet
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Nice score. A saw in pristine condition doesn't come along every day. The handle shape makes me think it's a later saw. Do you have an idea on it's date?
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Bob...no idea as to date. But I would concur that its a later issue saw. The WS medallion would seem to cement that premise. 50s maybe? I don't seem to be able to find a concrete answer as to when Atkins stopped making saws.
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I have a similar saw that was with my 74c miter box. The handle shape is the same, but mine isn't marked "No. 1" at the bottom of the etch, and the WS medallion on mine is nickel plated. Otherwise, identical looking saws. I can't remember what led me to this conclusion, but I had decided at some point that it was probably an early 50's saw. 
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Jon, the Atkins factory in Indianapolis closed in 1960-61, and the company was parted out to other companies. See this link for more info.
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Yes, Bob, I have seen that info. The confusion stems from none of thd sources I have looked at clarify when the Atkins name wss actually dropped from the saws. Also, Schaffer's book claims that the No. 1 was only made until 1931. Obviously, this saw post dates 1931, considerably, judging by the medallion and the handle shape.
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