parts 2-1/2" Greaves tapered wood plane iron blade cutter & Moseley chip breaker For Sale
parts 2-1/2" Greaves tapered wood plane iron blade cutter & Moseley chip breaker:
You are offerding on one W Greaves & Sons iron or blade or cutter, plus the Moseley chip breaker or cap iron and its screw, all for a wood bodied bench plane as pictured.
The iron is marked with "W GREAVES & SONS" and then "ELECTRO BORACIC STEEL" with a few letters tough to make out. The chip breaker is marked with "JOHN MOSELEY & SONS".
William Greaves & Sons operated the Sheaf Works in Sheffield, England, in the 1820's and 1830's. The business was sold in 1839 but the new owner continued to use the Greaves name.
The chip breaker features the captive brass nut, with the large screw to match.
Width of the iron at the sharp end is very close to 2-1/2", and overall length of the iron is about 7-5/16". It is a tapered iron, about .210" thick near the sharp end and about .110" thick near the upper end.
All three pieces (iron & chip breaker & screw) together weigh 1 pound 3.1 ounces on my postal scale.
Condition of the iron is good to very good, and it has seen some flattening. On the logo side there is a band of light pitting above the keyhole, and the upper end is peened over a bit. On the back side there is the same band of light pitting above the keyhole, plus some scattered pitting mostly towards the sharp edge. The chip breaker has some pitting on both sides, and the screwdriver slot is rough.
SHIPPING: Over 1 pound when boxed, insurance is included. No International shipping.
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