Robert Sorby Try Square - 1

ebony robert sorby square
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Robert Sorby Square Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Squares

Manufacturer: Robert Sorby

Tool Type: Try Square

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I have given this Robert Sorby square a temporary model number of 1 until a better number or a genuine number is discovered. I don't believe these squares were ever given a model number.

This Robert Sorby try square has an exotic Ebony stock, with a thick brass plate on the inside edge.

The stock also has an elaborate brass inlay on either side of the handle which with the contrast of the thick black Ebony really gives this square a stunning look.

This Robert Sorby square was made in various sizes. The square photographed was 12 inches long. The most common size was probably the 6 inch square.

ebony robert sorby square

This Ebony square was marked 'Robt Sorby & Sons, Sheffield' along with the symbols of the Robert Sorby kangaroo and cross.

Robert Sorby weren't the only maker of these Ebony try squares, a number of makers of the time made virtually identical squares.

There were also very similar try squares produced with a Rosewood stock.

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