This type of saw is still in use today for cutting meat, bones, and various types of frozen food , but this particular one goes back decades.
This one has an advertisement on the handle. It reads "You Can Buy A Better Home Sooner From Ernest G. Fritsome". Note that one of the letter's in the last name of Fritsome is fading, so it may be Fritsone or Fritsohe. The unfortunate part is that there is no city or state location. I was hoping to be able to return it to his family.
The saw measures 9 inches across at the widest point and is about 5 inches at the tallest point. The blade is in excellent condition and other that having a few water spots, it looks like it's never been used. The handle is bakelite and is yellowish brown in color.
I do not know the exact date of the saw but I researched bakelite and found that it was at its popularity peak from 1909 to the 1940s so I'm guessing this is from that span of time.
Delivery will be via USPS First Class Mail. Buyer to pay $5.95 delivery charges. Shipping is from Arizona.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can safely fit into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.