Add To Your Wishlist18th Century BRISCOE Complex Moulding Plane

Add To Your Wishlist18th Century BRISCOE Complex Moulding Plane



A rare 18th century complex moulding plane with lignum vitae boxing by John BRISCOE of Birmingham, circa 1785 - 1788.

Although partially overstamped the embossed mark 'BRISCOE' is clearly visible on the toe, this is believed to be the first mark of John BRISCOE.

The boxing strip is actually lignum vitae (a few cracks and chips), something that is usually only found in planes by the early Birmingham makers.

Signs of some old fixing holes to the edge of the sole where a previous owner would have added a fence.

Fitted with a good length blade iron and original wedge, a few surface pitting and staining spots, please see images.

Minor surface knocks and scratches, please see images.

Previous owner's stamps 'G.BERRY' and 'I.HUNT'.

25/8 inches wide, 93/4 inches overall length.