solid boxwood Moseley London England compass wood 1-1/2" rabbet molding plane For Sale
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solid boxwood Moseley London England compass wood 1-1/2" rabbet molding plane :
You are offerding on one solid boxwood Moseley wood molding or moulding plane as pictured.
It is marked "MOSELEY" and with owners "B BOREMAN" (with a little heart between the B's) and "B BULLOCK" (on top of somebody else's name) all on the front end, and is unmarked on the back end. The iron has a faint mark but I can't begin to make it out.
The body is about a 32nd under 1-1/2" in width, and about 9-1/2" in length. The iron is skewed, and when measured straight across, is very close to the same width as the body, under 1-1/2".
Again, the body and wedge are solid boxwood, and the boxwood has great color and patina. The plane weighs 1 pound 9.8 ounces on my postal scale.
John Moseley and his many successors were prolific plane makers in London, England, from about 1795 until about 1910. Please see the reference book Goodman's British Planemakers 4th Edition (or the 3rd) for much more information about them.
The mark on this plane is embossed, with the zigzag border, and would be one of the his earliest marks, dating to around 1800 plus or minus a few years. Later planes had incuse marks (no border) and "& SON" added to the name.
Condition is excellent, other than pitting on the iron. There are tight checks extending back from the point of the throat, a variety of minor scratches and dings in the wood, and a split on the back end that is due to the knot there. The iron and wedge both appear to be original to the plane.
SHIPPING: 3 pounds when boxed, insurance is included. No International shipping.
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