It is unusual in that the angle between the blade and the body can be adjusted and then fixed by use of the thumbscrew. So the blade can be held accurately at any chosen angle to the body. The body has 4 flat sides at right angles to each other. And two sides at 135 degrees to the adjacent side, please see the photo. In 35 years dealing with antique tools this is the first one we have seen by Edward Preston so this must be very rare, a collectors item. The item “Very Rare Antique Edward Preston Coachmakers Square adjustable 8 brass steel” is in sale since Thursday, February 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Tools & Collectable Hardware\Collectable Tools\Carpentry & Woodworking Tools\Levels, Rules & Tapes”. The seller is “jennyfowler46″ and is located in Bristol. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, European Union member countries, Australia.
- Collectable/ Vintage: Collectable/ Vintage
- Type: Carpentry/ Woodworking
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Sub-Type: Adjustable square
- Manufacturer: Edward Preston
- Material: Metal
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom