block plane

Object Number: 
1942.429
Date: 
ca. 1875-1900
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
Part (width): 1/4 in. (0.6 cm)
Marks: 
impressed: on front of stock: "McAllister"
Description: 
Wooden smoothing plane composed of boat-shaped stock perforated by a central opening through which a double blade is inserted at a downward angle and tightened with a wooden wedge.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this smoothing 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