2 inch Wide Chisel by FRY MARRIAN & WELLS *SOLD*
A scarce and very nice 2 inch firmer chisel.
Marked 'FRY MARRIAN & WELLS' on the top of the blade.
We can find little information about this company in the literature that we have access to however the results of an online search describes them as '19th century merchants in trade with South America'. The head office was listed at 3 Mincing Lane, London EC with their factory at Cornhill Place Works, 12 Edward Street, Sheffield.
This large chisel has a very good boxwood handle with brass ferrule, previous owner's stamps 'E.RIDLEY'.
The blades flares slightly from 115/16 inches at the shoulders to 2 inches at the cutting edge.
A few surface pitting and staining spots.
135/8 inches overall length.