A short time ago some one posted a request for information about a saw they had purchased. The poster said that the etch was degraded but he thought he could read St. Catharines Ontario and the letters McM. I checked my usual resources and came up almost empty. Someone mentioned there was a reference in North American Saw Makers but no information. I appealed to a historian friend who works in Washington and he put me in touch with Sandra Enskat at the St. Catharines Library special collections department. She has kindly supplied me with this information.
The company name was McMillan & Haynes and they operated as the Lincoln Saw Works
Company History 1856-1887 operated by C R & J P Haynes (Charles & Jacob)
1887-1893 operated by C R & J P Haynes & A McMillan
The saw works were located at 100 St Paul St. Rear which would place it on the raceway for the 1st Welland Canal. They were about 2 blocks away from the J Flint Saw Works and ½ block away from the site of the R H Smith factory. I was not aware of this firm prior to now.
I also believe that Cosmo Shurly operated the Beaver Saw Works in this area. Sadly most of the factories in the area have been demolished and the downtown area of the canal filled in. They are presently building an Arts Centre & an arena where these buildings stood. I hope this helps.
Ps I'm interested if you have a desire to sell.