""The works now known as Rowland's
Saw Works were founded in 1802, and are believed to be the
oldest established of the kind in this country.
supplied, and continue to supply, a large proportion of the
large-sized Saws in-use, Mill and Cross-cut, varying in length
from six to eighteen feet.
About fifty hands are engaged in
this establishment, and two hundred saws are produced daily.""
Edwin T. Freedley