Bob of The Barras

Bob of thr barras

Also on my trip to The Barras today, I came across Robert( Bob of The Barras) a well-stocked tool trader. His stall is like an Aladdin’s cave for anyone interested in old tools. He has planes by Mathieson, Spiers, Norris and Stanley as well as many by un-named makers.

His collection of chisels is breathtaking, he showed me a set of pattern makers chisels, which were outstanding.

Squares, trammels, rules, levels etc he has them all in abundance and all of good quality.  Take into the fact that Bob is a very pleasant and knowledgeable chap and you have visit worth taking if you find yourself in that part of the world.

Bob can be found in the building across from “The Square Yard” through the archway.

Saturdays and Sundays only.  The only comment I can make about his prices is that I’ve never had the fortune to buy any of his tools.

I got an email from someone about Bob’s prices.

Over my years as a collector I have always paid top dollar for my tools but nothing has compared to the prices that “Bob” is asking.


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