For several years I carried around a 4.5' D-handle saw with Champion teeth. It was nothing pretty to look at, but I put a nice set on it that make it cut well. It became one of the favorites of my trail crew, but I was a little bothered by not knowing anything about its origin. Then one day I noticed an engraving on the side: "Rev-O-Noc". After some searching on the web I learned that Rev-O-Noc was someone's name spelled backwards "Conover", and it was made by H.S.B. and Company. Apparently Conover was part of the "company". HSB was a Chicago based company, manufacturing all kinds of tools for about a century, and owned several other chain stores like True Value.
I found this HSB catalog on roseantiquetools.com and thought it should be shared on this forum. The saws start around page 52 of the catalog. I hope this helps someone out there identify a mystery saw they have.
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