Set of 5 Cranked Paring Gouges with Boxwood Handles
A very good single owner graduated set of five cranked paring gouges by MARPLES and SORBY of Sheffield.
Sizes: 1/4, 3/8, 7/16, 1 and 11/8 inch.
Two of the gouges have the 'I SORBY' and Mr Punch trade marks on the blades, this is explained by the fact that the owners of these marks, Turner, Naylor & Co, became a subsidiary of MARPLES in 1909.
Two of the gouges are marked 'W MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' with the Shamrock trade mark on the blades.
The largest gouge has no makers mark on the blade but is clearly by the same manufacturer.
A few minor surface pitting spots, well away from the cutting edges.
All have very good boxwood handles with brass ferrules, two of the ferrules are split but firm and secure, please see images.
Part MARPLES trade marks remain on two of the handles.
Previous owner's stamps 'G.W.HATTERSLEY'.
135/16 to 155/8 inches overall length.