My preston mitre templets [sic- catalogue spelling!]:
They are a little different from the ones shown
in the 1909 Preston Catalogue reprint. They are marked
E Preston & Sons
Here's a scan of the logo:
The catalogue lists three
sizes: 3 1/4", 4 1/4" and 5 3/4". Looks
like I'm missing the largest size.
Update: I was able to find the largest template with and without
the half circle cutouts!
Here's a mitre templet similar to the one is the Preston catalogue:
The decal says "Smallwood Birmingham England". I found it
at a tool meet for $5. Click here
for details on casting a gage like this. Below is the Preston Improved
square and mitre templet.