Unknown Early Moulding Plane with Ornate Wedge
An interesting hollow moulding plane.
With various names marked on the toe and 'HAWLEY' where the maker's mark is typically found.
This name is not listed in any of the Goodman's British Plane Makers series of reference books.
Other marks include 'R B', I.F.ARNSWORTH' and 'N.CONWAY', more likely the marks of previous owners.
Early features such as flat chamfers and the chamfered edge to the front of the wedge mortice.
The most interesting feature of this plane is the ornate style and length of the wedge.
There is a 2 inch split beginning under the wedge finial, please see close-up images.
Fitted with a good length blade iron, there appears to be a maker's mark but this is illegible to us.
The plane body measures 99/16 inches in length.
Possibly the work of a provincial plane maker?