You could try posting this on rec.woodworking, as someone there may
have an idea about the chisel. Googling "C. B. Curtis" didn't seem to
come up with any leads, but there's a few folks over there with
knowledge of the arcane. Tom
That's a cranked neck chisel made by Peck, Stowe & Wilcox (the P of
P.S.&W. was probably missed by the seller or it was too lightly struck
at the factory - it happens). Here's a link to one seller producing
current cranked neck chisels.
http://www.henrytaylortools.co.uk/wwchisel.html and this is a link to
a brief history of PS&W: http://www.sydnassloot.com/Brace/PSW.htm PS&W
also produced equipment for the metal working trades under the PEXTO
name. Their shears, punches, etc. are much sought after.
I don't know if that is an original handle and the ferrule looks like a
replacement - they just don't look right. If I had to take a stab at a
date, I'd guess sometime around the 40's or 50's. Might even be later,
but it's hard to tell. I think PS&W stopped producing tools in the
I collect antique tools. I was hoping you'd stump me!
Thanks a lot. I had to wade through a couple of anklebiters here in the
newsgroup, and it is really nice to have someone post a civil lucid answer.
This is something that everyone can learn a little bit from.
Except for the anklebiters who will continue to rant and flame. Guess they
don't do anything in the way of building or repairing anything, just
kvetching about everything. And they already know everything, anyway.
Make that a 'pussified, whining' spoiled little shit.
You must get your ass kicked a lot by those that know you just on
Now quit humping legs under the table and go fetch the little red ball
While we're all feeling at liberty to share...
I see you've modified the listing and included the links I posted. You
probably should have expended a _little_ effort. Those weren't the
best links by any means, they were just quick searches that I included
in my post to illustrate. "Helping to define lazy since..." when did
you say you were born? ;)
You omitted the term "cranked neck" and added corner chisel. Ding. Do
an eBay search for a corner chisel - it's an entirely different animal.
A corner chisel is also called a bruzz, and what you have isn't one.
The term "cranked chisel, crank chisel, cranked neck" would be the best
eBay search to find what you have. You're limiting your potential
bidder viewership by having it mislabeled. If you wanted to indicate
one of its uses, you could mention in the listing that it's used to
clean up interior corners.
No credit given in the listing. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
I looked through pages of Google looking at antique chisel, the name, S&W,
all sorts of things. I DID spend some time on it. I just couldn't find
I appreciate your help.
I misquoted the proper term for the chisel, but will go now and correct it.
I had a traumatic brain injury one year and two days ago, and I don't
remember things as well as I used to.
My research and reading skills are also diminished. So, I just try to do my
Looks like it's a corner chisel, used for squaring the corners of
mortises, like this:
Well, it's hard to tell from the picture. At first it looked like a
corner chisel to me, but now that I look at it again, I don't think it
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