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Moulding Plane

Object Number: 
1941.446b
Date: 
ca. 1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 24.1 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on front of stock: "UNION FACTORY/WARRANTED/CHAPIN-STEPHENS CO." and "HAMMACHER-SCHLEMMER & CO./NEW YORK"
Description: 
Wooden molding plane composed of a rectangular stock with a fluted sole perforated by a central slit through which an iron blade, that conforms to the shape of the sole, is inserted at a downward angle and tightened with a wooden edge.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Abraham Hatfield
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group