Richard Kell Plumb Bob

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Richard Kell Plumb Bob

The skilled trade of the brass finisher is shown off to perfection in these elegant and immaculately made plumb bobs, which wouldn’t be at all out of place in a Holtzapffel catalogue. Indeed one of the hand tools used to make them was manufactured by Holtzapffel and Deyerlein, a partnership that ceased in 1827 around the same time that Stephensons 'Rocket' first ran at the Rainhill Trials.

The solid brass case is recessed inside to receive the tip of the bob and protect it from damage. The lid of the case incorporates the reel and is finished with some of the finest knurling you will ever see.

The pre-industrial era skills required to produce hand turned and finished brasswork of this standard are becoming perilously rare.

Bob size: 1-1/4in
Line length: Approx 20in
Case height (closed) 2-1/8in

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