Rare Antique 1800s HSB&Co Chicago The American Hey Saw

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 06, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

Rare Antique 1800s HSB&Co Chicago The American Hey Saw

I have a large lot of unique items to list this week. Lots of antiques and unique! I list new items on the weekend, and some throughout the week, so be sure to keep checking!

is a unique scythe, one that you don't see very often. Now, I was calling this a sythe, but a kind Ebayer sent me an email saying that it is a hey saw. It was made in the late 1800s by the HSB & Co. out of Chicago. It is marked on the sides, "HSB & Co, OVB, Chicago, THE AMERICAN, PATD Sept 5, 1889, X19," and it has the number "18" on the handle. Made of heavy iron with two wood handles - and the blade is still quite sharp! Very good solid and sturdy condition. One of the handles is cracked through on both sides and and iron band was put on long ago to hold it firm. The handle piece (the iron with both handles on it) wiggles just slightly. I tried to tighten the nut with my hand but I couldn't get it to budge. You could tighten, or leave it as it is, it's not a major issue. The point on the very end of the blade is flat - I'm showing in a close up. I'm not sure if that's worn from use, or if the very end was chipped off at some point in time, but you have to really look for it to notice. It measures 28 1/2" long and is 9 1/2" tall at the handles. This is a neat old farming or garden piece for display - I especially love that it has "The American" on it!

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