PRESTON 1397 Router Plane *SOLD*
A tidy and scarce PRESTON No.1397 small router plane.
This registered design cast iron multi position router allows the cutter to be fixed in the centre for open or closed use and, by moving the handles, at either end.
Marked 'RD No 534243' with the EP trade mark on the main casting.
The four holes in the corners allow fitting of a hardwood base if required or preferred.
Fitted with a 1/4 inch cutter.
Good hardwood handles with brass ferrules, minor splits to the ferrules but both are firm and secure, please see close-up image.
Previous owner's stamps 'JC' and 'J.CHAMB...' to the top of the handles.
Some patchy nickel plating loss, mainly on the sole.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
41/4 by 21/4 inch sole.