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Firmer Chisel

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T1505
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1860 - 1914

Maker Information

Manufacturer:William Ward & Son (Sheffield) Ltd - View history


Firmer chisels were sturdy, general purpose tools used by a number of different branches of woodworking trades including carpenters, joiners and wood carvers. Similar, lighter, long bladed tools, known as paring chisels were used for more delicate work. This chisel was made by William Ward and Son of Sheffield between 1860-1914.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century or 20th century
Place of Origin:England


Height:36.8 cm
Diameter:3.3 cm