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block plane

Object Number: 
Wood, iron
Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 6.4 cm )
impressed: on blade: "W. BUTCHER / [illeg]"
Wooden trying plane composed of a rectangular stock with a flat sole perforated by a central slit through which a straight edge blade is inserted at a downward angle and tightened with a wooden wedge; a curved handle is attached to the fore end of the stock.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the plane belonged to the donor's 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