WARD & PAYNE Aristocrat Chisels *SOLD*
A graduated set of four patent WARD & PAYNE Aristocrat chisels.
Sizes: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch.
These heavy duty bevel edge chisels were selected as one of the 'Designs of the Year' in 1959 by the Council of Industrial Design and benefit from the following features according to the WARD & PAYNE literature:
"New bevel to give adequate clearance and longer life
The steel cap protects the handle
All parts are precision machine ground to fine limits
The blade is forged from the finest Sheffield tool steel
Induction heat treatment, electronically controlled, ensures accurate Rockwell hardness
The strong middle structure, fitted centrally into the socket, absorbs the shock of mallet blows and ensure even wear at the cutting edge
Tough plastic handle for lifelong wear"
Each chisel is marked 'ARISTOCRAT' on the top of the blade with 'PATENT NO 808614' on the underside.
A few minor surface pitting and staining spots to the blades, please see images.
Each cap is marked 'WARD & PAYNE LTD SHEFFIELD ENG'.
Near complete trade label remains to the handle on the 1/2 inch chisel.
Some minor surface knocks and scratches, please see images.
Previous owner's initials 'JC' to the sockets.
Between 113/16 and 119/16 inches overall length.