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Fenton & Marsden's
Brass and ebony mortice gauge.

Reg'd  970 Feb19 1847 

The gauge has a screw at each end. The one on the handle end adjusts the inner brass tube (with the cutters) in and out, to set the position of the stock. At the other end the screw sets the distance between the cutters.
A premium tool at the time it was made, with a lovely "heft" and perfect balance.

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Ebony and brass...more than a bit of a favourite!
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