Huge Wide Crown Moulding Plane by HIELDS
A scarce very wide handled moulding plane by HIELDS of Nottingham.
33/4 inches total width.
Possibly a cornice or crown moulding plane, these handled wide moulding planes were used to create the decorative cornices for furniture and room interior fittings.
Rope hole at the toe to allow a two-man push and pull action.
Clearly marked 'HIELDS NOTTINGHAM' on the toe.
Original blade iron and wedge.
Previous owner's stamp 'R.W.COTTON'.
33/4 inches wide, 1011/16 inch sole length, 115/8 overall including the handle.
A fine and rare example.