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Boringgeoff

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Hi all,
I came across this centre bit branded C. Nurse & Co, which on relevant threads here informs me it is Charles Nurse of Walworth Road, London.
There is another mark on it that I initially thought was a fat guy with OHN BULL below it which took to be John Bull. Am I on track? Apologies for the poor quality photos.

Cheers,
Geoff.
 

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Allow me to recommend Jane Rees' Book on British Planemakers.


Charles Nurse and Co. were a firm of plane-makers and tool sellers, originally in Maidstone in the 1840s, then latterly in London. Their trademark was a prancing horse and the term 'Invicta'.

The "Fatguy'" is 'John Bull' and was the trademark of Hearnshaw Bros who made drills, augers etc in Sheffield.
 

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Thanks Argus, that's very helpful. I'd seen the prancing horse trade mark on the cover of an online 1902 catalogue but no sign of John Bull.
Cheers,
Geoff.
 

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