7/8 inch CHIDLEY & HEAP Side Bead Moulding Plane with Spring
A scarce and tidy 7/8 inch side bead moulding plane by CHIDLEY & HEAP of London.
The vast majority of side bead moulding planes have no spring and, although some believe there are advantages, it is unusual to find examples with spring.
Marked 'CHIDLEY & HEAP' on the toe and stamped '7/8' on the heel.
Although this mark does not appear in any of the British Planemakers guides Thomas CHIDLEY & Charles HEAP were London ironmongers whose partnership was dissolved in 1893.
Good length blade iron with original wedge.
Very good boxing, small chip at the toe, please see images.
A few minor surface knocks and scratches.
Previous owner's stamps 'H.D.AUSTIN'.
97/16 inches overall length.