Monday, February 24, 2014

Charles Taylor Chisels - Screw brand

Charles Taylor Chisels - Screw Brand

1) 5/8in Firmer chisel with label


Cutting edge
 Brass Ferrule
 Handle head
Blade Markings -
Charles Taylor's,
(screw)
Sheffield Tools Ltd
 Blade marking back side
"Warranted
Cast Steel
England"
Handle label
 Top part of label






Friday, February 21, 2014

John Rabone & Sons, folding rule, Boiler makers

John Rabone and Sons, Birmingham made folding rules.

Some were particularly specialised. This one maybe a boilermakers rule (scale for copper furnaces)

This is labelled
"John Rabone & Sons Birmingham"



It is not numbered.
It does however have some unusual scales



1)  Copper Furnaces
Top, Sides, LTC B, Galls


2) Flat Iron
per Foot
by 1/4in Thick
Also Square iron per foot



3) Round
     Iron
per foot


4) CWT



Has sliding vernier measuring in inches




Monday, October 28, 2013

Hatchets and axes

A W Wills

One reference has AW Wills from Wolverhampton. It was later part of EVA Industries and they exported most of their output. 

A.W. Wills Tool Poster  from www.gracesguide.co.uk



There was a reference to AW Wills at the Chillington Tool Works (from http://www.historywebsite.co.uk)

The relevant section reads "In 1953 the company produced plantation hoes, bars and forks; shovels, spades, axes and other edge tools. Chillington and its associated companies became the largest group of edge tool makers in the world, exporting most of their products. The associated companies, the EVA Industries Group of Companies, were Edward Elwell Limited of Wednesbury, A.W. Wills & Son Limited of Wolverhampton, John Yates & Company Limited of Wolverhampton, and the Pheonix Shovel Company Limited of Cradley Heath".

Here are the photos. Overall length 300mm, cutting edge 70mm, hatchet height 120mm

 




Note the open hand logo from the poster

 


Estwing Hatchet















Monday, July 1, 2013

Stormont - Fine Edge Tools, 1926 Catalogue and advertising

Stormont Fine Edge Tools

Stormont brand tools were made at 124 Fitzwilliam St Sheffield, England.

These resources were kindly supplied by Alan Stormont great grandson of Geo V Stormont, the founder of the company.

1) Advertising blotter
2) Front cover of catalogue
 3) Introductory letter page
Note Established 1899
Owners names - Geo V & H Stormont
Catalogue date - February 1926
 

4) Page 2 - blank page

5) Page 3 Chisels
 6) page 4 Gouge chisels
 7) Page 5 Handled Chisels & Paring chisels
 8) Page 6 Handled gouges
 9) Page 7 Turning & Mortice chisels
 10) Page 8 Machine mortice chisels & Socket chisels & gouges
 11) Page 9 Socket firmer chisels
 12) Page 10 Plane Irons
 13) Page 11 Drawing Knives
 14) Page 12 Coopers drawing knives