Group of 6 Antique Gouges by MARPLES & SPAFFORD
A single owner group of six antique firmer and paring gouges.
5 are by MARPLES and marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS CAST STEEL' with the Shamrock trade mark. The other is marked 'A.SPAFFORD & CO CAST STEEL'.
All have good hardwood taperred octagonal handles with the previous owner's marks 'R.JOHNSON'.
1.) 1/4 inch MARPLES out-cannel firmer gouge, 91/2 inches overall length
2.) 3/8 inch MARPLES out-cannel firmer gouge, 103/16 inches overall length
3.) 7/8 inch MARPLES out-cannel firmer gouge, 115/16 inches overall length
4.) 1 inch MARPLES in-cannel paring gouge, 137/8 inches overall length
5.) 1/2 inch SPAFFORD in-cannel paring gouge, 123/16 inches overall length
6. 1/4 inch MARPLES paring gouge blunt at the cutting edge, 131/8 inches overall length
Some surface pitting and staining spots.
A rare group of survivors.