Mark Making and Toolmaker’s Marks.

I visited the now demolished workshops of Eyre and Baxter of Sheffield, long established makers of punches, branding irons and other mark making equipment.

 

 

Marks used by tool manufacturers are not common, below are some examples.

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Group of marking punches used by Ball Brothers, Globe Works, Penistone Road, Sheffield.
Group of marking punches used by Ball Brothers, Globe Works, Penistone Road, Sheffield. Inventory No.0504AG
Group of approx. 100 punches and marks used at George Barnsley & Sons, Cornish Works Cornish Street, Sheffield.
Group of approx. 100 punches and marks used at George Barnsley & Sons, Cornish Works, Cornish Street, Sheffield. Inventory No.0520AG