PRESTON Rebating Gauge *SOLD*
A scarce 1511 rebating or rabbeting gauge by PRESTON of Birmingham.
Also sometimes referred to as a purfling tool or marker.
No obvious makers mark however it is well known that not all tools sold by PRESTON were marked.
This example is an excellent match with the image in the 1909 Edward PRESTON & SONS catalogue which states:
"A very useful small tool for Fretworkers and Amateurs for rabbeting small picture frames &c.
No.1511 Brass Stem and Adjustable Fence, with Steel Cutter, Beech Handled"
A few minor surface marks but otherwise a very good example.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
6 inches overall length.