Brass and ebony.
old Marples Mortice Gauge, predates the 1921 catalogue.
The slit in the
photos, is not a crack in the wood but appears to be from a workshop
accident with a saw.
The round domed
finial at the top of the gauge, I think is missing from the bottom,
although could be originally was just a covering plate.
All in all a good
gauge all parts move freely.
A good example for
a collector or user.
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