Market Lavington Museum

A saw set

No, not a set of saws, but a tool for setting the teeth on a saw. We have one of these in Market Lavington Museum and it’s over a hundred years old, dating from 1900-1910.

It was used at Gye’s builder’s yard on White Street in Market Lavington.

It is ‘foreign’ made, of iron, with a steel spring and was designed to bend alternate teeth of the saw outwards to either side of the saw blade.

Our records suggest that it has been decorated as a bird. It certainly has patterned decoration.