Timber Scribes and Rubber Tapping Knives

Rubber Tapping Knives

Rubber tapping knives were made in large numbers in Sheffield to a variety of different patterns.

Above Top: Michie-Golledge Pattern, made by James Christie & Sons, 246 West Street, Sheffield

Above Centre: A group of 15 possibly Malaysian rubber tapping knives from George Barnsley & Sons, Cornish Works, Sheffield. These are all slightly different and presumably were samples sent to be made as each has a different code on a label on the handle.

Above bottom row right: George Barnsley & Sons, Cornish Works, Sheffield, Pattern RT27 & RT24 Rubber Tapping Knives

George Barnsley, Sheffield, Kasintoe Rubber Tapping Tool.
George Barnsley, Sheffield, Kasintoe Rubber Tapping Tool. Inventory No.0401AG

Gardner Patent Tree Ringer, Marked Patent No.286901

Timber scribes were used to mark casks, imported timber, packing crates and trees for felling.

Timber Scribe with race knife.
Timber Scribe with race knife. Inventory No.0178RF
French timber scribe
European, probably French timber scribe, marked 3 on handle. Inventory No.0265RF
Timber scribe by Goldenberg, Alsace.
Timber scribe by Goldenberg, Alsace. Inventory No.0331AG
Scorp with race knife by Saynor Cooke & Ridal, Sheffield. Also marked Dickson's, Chester
Scorp with race knife by Saynor Cooke & Ridal, Sheffield. Also marked Dickson’s, Chester who presumably supplied the tool. Inventory No.0412AG