moulding plane

Object Number: 
1942.428h
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 14.6 x 24.1 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on front of stock: "OWASCO TOOL CO./NEW YORK" impressed: on rear of stock: "10/NO. 180"
Description: 
Wooden round plane composed of a rectangular stock with a convex sole that is perforated by a central slit through which a convex blade is inserted at a downward angle and tightened by a wooden wedge.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this round plane belonged to his grandfather, William McAllister, who was a ship's carpenter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William H. Dey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group