A Scarce Pair of Almost Unused Side Bead Moulding Planes by GRIFFITHS - Broken H Mark
A pair of almost unused side bead moulding planes by GRIFFITHS of Norwich.
Both planes have never been oiled and, apart from a few strike marks on the heels, appear to be virtually unused.
Marked 'GRIFFITHS NORWICH' on the toes with '7/8' and '8/8' stamped on the relevant heels. The marks on the toes are clear examples of the 'broken H' mark, infamous with GRIFFITHS collectors.
Full length blade irons and original wedges with corresponding identification marks, the 1 inch iron has never been honed - please see images
Excellent boxwood wear strips.
Previous owner's stamps 'N.TOKELOVE' on the heels.
A few minor knocks but otherwise in excellent condition.
93/8 inches overall length.
As close to 'factory fresh' by a historical English maker as you will find.