Graduated Set of 7 Cranked Gouges by ASHLEY ILES of Sheffield
A scarce graduated set of 7 cranked gouges by ASHLEY ILES of Sheffield.
These gouges were made by ASHLEY ILES (a former pattern maker) between 1949 and 1967 when the family business relocated to Lincolnshire.
ASHLEY ILES no longer produce gouges of this type.
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Sizes: 5/16, 3/8, 5/8, 3/4 (x2), 11/8 and 13/16 inch.
Each is marked 'ASHLEY ILES SHEFFIELD LTD' on the blade.
All have good boxwood handles with brass ferrules. Sizes are marked on the handles near the ferrules but not all correspond with the size at the cutting edge.
Previous owner's stamps 'G.E.MORRIS' on the handles with 'G.MORRIS' and 'GM' etched on the blades.
Between 143/8 and 177/16 inches overall length.
A hard to come by set of Sheffield made gouges by this respected maker.