As shown in the circa 1890 Peter Stubs Tool Catalogue, item 38, circa 1890.
Forged steel with locking nut and slide, with PS STUBS stamp, the frame also stamped 1, which is thought to identify the actual maker. 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) in length, the smallest size - see Crom HST page 208.
Peter Stubs (1756-1806), the greatest name in English tool suppliers, their tools being recognised as being of the very best quality and were purchased worldwide. See the book by E Surrey Dane, Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry.
In good unpolished condition.
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