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Plane (tool)

Plane (tool)

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1771 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Beech wood with carved handles

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jointer plane or tryplane of beech wood with carved off set handles, dated 1771, scroll and swirl motifs

Place of Origin

England (made)


1771 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Beech wood with carved handles

Marks and inscriptions




Object history note

Bought for £2 from Charles W. Brown 'C.W and J.H. Brown, Antique Furniture and China Dealers', 21 Oxford Street, London, from whom the Museum bought various small items of metalwork, woodworking tools and woodwork 1891-1907, according to the nominal file. (Brown is not listed in Mark Westgarth, A Biographical Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Antique & Curiosity Dealers (Regional Furniture vol. XXIII, 2009)). Nominal File MA/1/B291.

Loaned to Science Museum. Returned 2006.
See papers 70/2741
Also see Registered Papers 45416/1893 and 98673/1893

Descriptive line

Jointer plane or tryplane of beech wood with carved off set handles, England, dated 1771






Woodwork; Tools & Equipment


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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