Thank You All for taking the time to answer my questions & for the good words!
Thanks, too, WoodNThings for finding these saws. I sure got lost during my searching.
I can't find any identification on the miter box. I saw drawings of boxes that look like this one in catalogs from Millers Falls dated 1864 & 1909 The 1864 picture I saw attributed the design to Leander Langon.
It is quite similar to Langdon Acme Model 1120. I'm a bit confused about the model variations. Mine does not have the angle gauge nor the ball bearings. Nor does it have the end brackets for crown molding & low angles.
I do have a pdf of the Owner's Manual which includes Langdon Acme, Langdon & All Steel boxes models 72C, 73C, 74C, 75C, 1071C, 1074 (which apparently includes 1120, as it is mentioned in the parts list.) If anyone would like the pdf posted, let me know & I'll be more than happy to try to figure out how to post it. (Computers + This Old Guy = Yikes! Gotta find a little kid for tech support!)
I appreciate what you are saying Hammer1.
I was brought up before power miter boxes and my hand box was made of maple. (Still have it) I actually made my own once when I was young & broke. Then, in the 70's, I bought some new fangled metal (and plastic) boxes where I could adjust to any angle. I did not like any of them. I remember those all too well!
Watching how my father cared for & respected his tools sent a good lesson into my mind. I do have scabbards on every cutting tool I own, including the 'bits' for my toolroom lathe. Actually, I even have protectors on circular saw, table saw & band saw blades. Some are simple cardboard sleeves and some are split vinyl tubing. I learned how to file and set teeth with an ancient saw set that I still own. Of course, I'll never match the skills of a professional, but it is fun to practice.
I very much like this miter box and appreciate the design. Often, I'll find a miter box at a garage sale, fix it up and find a good home for it. This particular box is one that I will keep.
It will be fun to find a saw and tune it well. (And tune the miter frame as well.)
Thanks Again Everyone for posting the information & for the links. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Enjoy This Day!