Rare TURNER Screw Stem Plough Plane for Curved Work - Sheard Binnington & Co *SOLD*
A scarce screw stem plough plane for curved or circular work by Thomas TURNER of Sheffield.
Whilst the majority of work performed by this plough was no doubt 'straight' it is also adaptable for curved work by the removal of the rear section of the steel skate. This section of the skate is held in place by two screws and true lining up to form the full skate is ensured by the vee and groove edges on the two separate sections, please see close-up images.
Marked 'T TURNER QUEEN ST SHEFFIELD' with the Bottle trade mark to the toe.
This TURNER plough plane comes with excellent provenance in that it belonged to Henry Binnington, the head of manufacturing, workshops and craftsmen at the Sheard, Binnington & Co cabinet making factory in Doncaster. 'H,BINNINGTON' is clearly stamped on the toe and heel.
Please see our blog - https://www.oldhandtools.co.uk/blog/sheard-binnington-co-chest - for a brief history of Sheard, Binnington & Co.
Brass thumb screw depth stop with unusually shaped brass side window.
Solid boxwood fence arms and nuts, the threads are in very good condition with only a few small chips mainly at the beginning of the tread run next to the uprights, please see images.
One of the boxwood washers is split but fits and runs smoothly on the threaded arm, please see close-up images.
Complete with a set of 8 blade irons, Nos.3 to 8 are marked 'T TURNER QUEEN ST SHEFFIELD' with Nos 1 and 2 unmarked. A few minor surface pitting and staining spots.
The beechwood stock is 77/16 inches long.
Some strike damage to the top of the wedge and a few minor knocks and scratches overall, please see images.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
A rare and interesting example.
*International (non UK) customers, please contact us for shipping rates on this item.
More examples of circular and other interesting plough planes can be seen in David Prichard's book, The Plough Plane - The Study of a Collection