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Early 18th Century ELLIS WRIGHT Moulding Plane

Early 18th Century ELLIS WRIGHT Moulding Plane

3rd January 2021

A nice example of one of the rarest English moulding planes.Ellis WRIGHT was apprenticed to Francis Purdew in 1706 and both men are probably best known for the similar maker's mark style found on their planes.Both marks were oval and Purdew planes were marked on the side of the stock…

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2 Wide Moulders - Big is Beautiful

2 Wide Moulders - Big is Beautiful

12th January 2020

We don't get our hands on many really wide moulding planes and then two come along within a couple of days of each other!One by Edward PRESTON of Birmingham, the other HIELDS of Nottingham, both maker's marks indicate they are from the second half of the 19th century.Probably cornice or…

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Miniature Moulding Planes by MARPLES?

Miniature Moulding Planes by MARPLES?

14th May 2018

A group of 16 miniature moulding planes or thumb planes.Pairs of No.2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 hollows and rounds, a straight rebate or rabbet plane, square ovolo, astragal and centre bead.The hollows and rounds and rebate are 4 3/16 inches long and stamped 'AW' on the toes.  11…

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Unrecorded 18th Century Moulding Plane by T HALL

Unrecorded 18th Century Moulding Plane by T HALL

26th October 2017

An unusual and interesting early moulding plane.This plane has many of the features associated with the early English makers of the 18th century and before including its length of 97/8 inches, flat and wide chamfers, deep gouge cuts to the toe and heel, fillet between the shoulder and upper stock,…

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Early 18th Century Moulding Plane

Early 18th Century Moulding Plane

7th December 2016

A recent addition to a private collection is this early 18th century English moulding plane with wonderful features.With flat, very wide chamfers, fantastic shoulder detail and gouge cut finishes at the toe and heel.  The plane bears no obvious maker's mark but this is not unusual for planes of this…

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Hollows & Rounds & More by MOSELEY

Hollows & Rounds & More by MOSELEY

19th February 2016

A lovely even numbered half set of hollow and round moulding planes by John Moseley of London.  Including all four pairs of side rounds, side rebates, side snipes and snipe bills from the same set.All are marked 'MOSELEY & SON LONDON' dating this set of moulding planes to between 1819-1830,…

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Architectural Moulding Planes by Gleave

Architectural Moulding Planes by Gleave

8th March 2015

A wonderful set of 39 moulding planes by Joseph Gleave & Son of Manchester. Gleave began making planes in 1832 and continued up until 1926 by which time the business had grown into a large tool dealership. The business still exists in Manchester today as ‘industrial supplies specialists’.Many of the…

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Rare OWEN Moulding Plane

Rare OWEN Moulding Plane

18th October 2014

An 18th century moulding plane by Owen, or is that Orven?Despite the ongoing efforts of a number of highly capable interested parties, little is known about Owen although enough planes have been discovered with this mark to make it safe to assume that he was a professional maker.The mark is…

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Francis Purdew Moulding Plane

Francis Purdew Moulding Plane

10th August 2014

Francis Purdew is one of the earliest known English planemakers, active as early as the 1680s up until the late 1720s.This plane is a recent find, hidden at the bottom of a tool chest containing a quantity of poor quality items from the 20th century, needless to say it put…

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