VARVILL Wooden Dado Plane - 13/16 inch
A very good 13/16 inch dado plane by VARVILL of York.
Marked 'VARVILL & SONS LTD EBOR WORKS YORK' with the Bishops Mitre trade mark on the toe with 'WARRANTED' on the top of the stock.
Also stamped 'GP PRESTON TOOL MERCHANT SHEFFIELD'.
This dado 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. The plane is stamped 'H.BINNINGTON' on the toe, heel and side of the wedge.
Please see our blog - https://www.oldhandtools.co.uk/blog/sheard-binnington-co-chest - for a brief history of Sheard, Binnington & Co.
Fitted with good length blade and nicker irons and original wedges.
A few surface knocks and scratches.
91/2 inches overall length.