Brewers Gimlet by SKELTON
A boxwood handled brewer’s gimlet, also known as a spile gimlet, by C T SKELTON of Sheffield.
Shorter and more robust than normal gimlets, the brewers gimlet was used to bore a vent hole in the bung to allow the contents to be drawn off.
This example has a barrel shaped boxwood handle which was also used to insert the ‘spile’ plug in the vent hole to reseal the barrel.
Marked ‘CT SKELTON & CO’ on one side of the handle.
5 inches overall length.