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Firmer Gouge

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T1518
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1900 - 1950

Maker Information

Manufacturer:E Melhuish - View biography for E Melhuish


This is a firmer gouge which was used for hollowing out a piece of work to produce a curved surface. It was one of over sixty different types of gouge and chisel which were used by wood carvers. This gouge with its turned ash wood handle was made by E. Melhuish of London between 1900-1930.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Place of Origin:London, England


Height:29.2 cm
Width:2.6 cm
Diameter:3 cm