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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

T. Monk Moulder's Tools, Birmingham, England

Thomas Monk was a Birmingham, England manufacturer of moulder's, plasterer's, and mason's tools. Tools with the T. Monk stamp can be found on eBay UK and, rarely, on eBay US and eBay Australia. By 1940, Thomas Monk trowels were made by Joseph Tyzack & Son Ltd., as shown in their 1940 catalogue.
The International Exhibition of 1862

T. Monk trowel
T. Monk moulder's tools

T. Monk moulder's trowel
T. Monk stamp


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  2. i am a former moulder core make and worked in a few foundries in my youth but still have a lot of my old tools T monk made the best tools, but often trades men made there own