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S/6038 Antique Treen 19th Century Yew Wood Plumber's Chase Wedge

A late 19th century yew wood plumber's chase wedge, having a copper collar, also known as a glut. These items were made of a hard wood and used by plumbers for drawing sheet lead into an angle, not to be confused with sailors' seam rubbers. A similar item was also used by a woodsman for opening up splits in logs. The whole has an excellent rich colour and patination.

Provenance: from a Welsh private collection

Sold 2 in. (6.5 cm.) Wide
7 in. (19.5 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1870