By the end of the 1930s, norris planes were being made in a shed behind the house of thomas norris's daughter after the war, the norris name and designs were sold to an aeronautical instrument manufacturer looking to diversify away from military production. Find great deals on ebay for mathieson plane in woodworking planes shop with confidence skip to hand plane jet plane norris plane shoulder plane stanley plane. Norris a1 panel plane | rosewood | 14 ½ inch 14 ½” long a1 dovetailed panel plane with rosewood infills made by norris, london plane is fitted with a isaac greaves plane. Shop for-and learn about-antique planes a plane, or hand plane, is a device that holds an iron chisel in a fixed position so wood can be evenly removed.
The spiers planes forum most popular pages spiers planes: a value guide about this site spiers planes: 1850's price list spiers number 1. Plane dating flowchart ascii getting started i've converted some of the plane dating information found in along with features that appear in only some planes. Planes sold prior to about 1913 were not equipped with the norris adjuster so if the plane has no adjuster, or groove for an adjuster, it is a pre war plane there are a number of different adjusters, and the stem gives some indication of type the earliest adjusters will bear a patent date of 1913 , with the patent number 11526-13.
Norris metal planes photographer we have used a 12 page original norris catalogue, apparently dating from the 1930's dovetailing of metal planes. Mathieson planes - a guide home page email us as the basis for our guide to mathieson planes we have used an original mathieson catalogue.
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Norris plane restoration so here it is in all its glory my norris a13 i've never seen one of these in the flesh before but it's in a sorry state. This buyer's guide covers antique wood planes, stanley planes, joinery planes introduction to buying hand planes wood and shop in your inbox. The firm of t norris & son was one of the most prestigious makers of hand tools in england in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and famed for the quality and gracefulness of its output, notably of its metal planes.