Brass Stemmed Ebony Mortice Gauge by SHAW of Leeds
A brass stemmed ebony mortice gauge by FREDERICK SHAW of Leeds.
Oval ebony head with full brass wear plate, marked 'FREDR SHAW 10 QUEENS ARCADE LEEDS'.
There is a short, partial thickness, hairline crack to the ebony head just underneath the maker's mark but all is firm and secure - please see close-up image
Solid brass stem with screw adjuster.
Good length pins.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
A few chips to the bottom edge of the ebony head.
Previous owner's stamps 'F.BOLSHAW', 'B.CRAVEN' and 'A.W.LONG'.
65/8 inches overall length.