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hollow plane

Object Name: Hollow plane
Date: ca. 1850-1900
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Medium: Wood, steel
Dimensions: Overall: 5 x 16 x 2 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 40.6 x 7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wooden hollow plane composed of a rectangular stock with a cured sole perforated by a central slit through which a blade is inserted at a downward angle and tightened with a wooden wedge; a curved handle is inserted into the forearm of the stock.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles Wolfe
Object Number: 1948.440
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Marks: impressed: on front of stock: "UNION FACTORY/ WARRANTED/ H. CHAPIN" impressed: on blade in circle with central crown: "R. GROVES & SONS/ USE/ WARRANTED/CAST STEEL"