molding plane

Object Number: 
Wood, iron
Overall: 5 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 24.1 x 3.2 cm )
impressed: on front of stock: "MARTEN DOSCHER/NEW YORK" impressed: on rear of stock: "REED & AUERBACHER/229 BOWERY / NEW YORK"
Wooden hollow plane composed of a rectangular stock with a concave sole perforated by a central slit through which a concave blade is inserted at downward angle and tightened by a wooden wedge.
Gallery Label: 

Before the American Civil War, the Bowery was one of the main centers of commerce in New York City. At this time the Bowery was filled with a variety of businesses and workshops including hardware companies such as Reed & Auerbacher at 229 Bowery, New York that produced and sold a number of products including tools such as this plane.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Abraham Hatfield
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group