Unusual Wooden Grooving Plane by VARVILL for GP PRESTON
A very unusual small grooving plane by VARVILL of York.
Marked 'VARVILL & SONS LTD EBOR WORKS YORK' on the toe.
Also marked 'GARANTEED BY GP PRESTON CUTLER & SAW MAKER 37 STATION RD DONCASTER'.
George Palmerston PRESTON & SONS were also Sheffield tool merchants with a branch in Doncaster and this Doncaster branch had its own mark.
This beechwood plane is designed to cut a 1/8 inch groove.
Full length boxwood wear strip to the sole.
Two full length and full depth fences fit either side of the centre section and are joined by two cross pieces to allow a scissor type action..
Each of the three sections is marked 'TM'.
Only 8 inches overall length.
An interesting and possibly unique little VARVILL plane.