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moulding plane

Object Number: 
ca. 1875-1900
Wood, iron
Overall: 5 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 24.8 cm )
impressed: on front of stock: illegible mark
Wooden molding plane composed of a rectangular stock with an arched sole perforated by a central slit through which a blade that conforms to the shape of the sole is inserted at a downward angle and tightened with a wooden wedge.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this molding 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