1/2 inch Skew Rebate Plane by VARVILL - South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum - Middlewood Hospital
A 1/2 inch beechwood skew rebate plane by VARVILL of York.
Marked 'VARVILL & SONS EBOR WORKS YORK' on the toe with 'SKEW' stamped on the heel.
This plane is also marked 'S Y ASYLUM' referring to the South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum based in the Middlewood - Wadsley area of Sheffield between 1872 - 1888, later known as Middlewood Hospital and now luxury residential apartments.
Fitted with a good length 1/2 inch blade iron.
91/8 inches overall length.