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block plane

Object Name: Trying plane
Date: 1850-1900
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Medium: Wood, iron
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 6.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wooden trying plane composed of a rectangular stock with a flat sole perforated by a central slit through which a straight edge blade is inserted at a downward angle and tightened with a wooden wedge; a curved handle is attached to the fore end of the stock.
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Dey
Object Number: 1942.430
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Marks: impressed: on blade: "W. BUTCHER / [illeg]"

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