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moulding plane

Object Name: Round plane
Date: 1875-1900
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Medium: Wood, iron
Dimensions: Overall: 5 3/8 x 9 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 13.7 x 24.1 x 1.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wooden round plane composed of a rectangular stock with a convex sole perforated by a central slit through which a convex blade is inserted at a downward angle and tightened by a wooden wedge.
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Dey
Object Number: 1942.428f
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Marks: impressed: on front of stock: "J. KING/NEW YORK" and "JD"

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According to the donor, this plane belonged to his grandfather, William McAllister, who was a ship's carpenter.