|Tyzack gauging trowel|
The gauging trowel is a versatile tool used by plasterers for mixing (gauging) small amounts of plaster, pulling plaster out of a bucket, and occasionally for applying small amounts of plaster to a wall or surface.
|WHS gauging trowel|
The modern gauging trowel is sized in between those, with a round end. Gauging trowels are manufactured on both sides of the Atlantic, but a comparison of UK eBay and US eBay shows that old gauging trowels are much more common in the United Kingdom. This is a result of plastering being more common in the UK than the US.
|Plastering Plain & Decorative, William Millar 1905|