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Posted on How would I date this J. Nooitgedagt plane?

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#1 posted 10-24-2017 10:55 AM

I looked through a couple of reprint catalogues and perhaps there is more:

These photo’s are from a reprint Nooitgedagt catalogue of about 1891.
You can see that the filisterplane is already made in the same fashion as the one in your photo’s.
The only difference that I can see is the fence under the plane. The 1891-one looks smaller.

Another catalogue from a hardware store: dating 1921. They sold Nooitgedagt planes: the filisterplane looks exactly as the onde from 1891, including the lowest fence.

Last photo is from a schoolbook for the craftsschool (=”ambachtschool,” I don’t know if I got the english word right here…). This book is about using handtools. The tools that are showed are from Nooitgedagt. The edition that I have is from 1947, first edition was 1938… When you look at the lowest fence, you see that it is still the smaller version. We don’t know if the pictures were updated every new print. But what we know is that the stamp in your plane is from before 1945. The fence is not in the “old” style. It is possible that Nooitgedagt introduced the new style of fence after 1938 . With some caution we could guess that the plane can be dated between 1938 and 1945…


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