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Forum topic by ozdude posted 05-06-2019 09:45 PM 584 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2019 09:45 PM

Hi all,
Picked up this trimmer at a flea market. Has a wooden tote handle which seems unusual for a trimmer and can’i find anything like it on the internet. Anyone recognize it or have an idea who the manufacturer might have been?


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#1 posted 05-06-2019 10:03 PM

Looks like it could be used on a shooting board,,,to trim ends of boards…

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#2 posted 05-10-2019 06:17 AM

Thanks bandit. Have had time to clean all the gunk off and attached more pics. Turns out it’s actually solid brass or bronze and beautifully made. Blade iron marked Thos Ibbotson. Seems they manufactured in Sheffield from 1814 till 1909. Still can’t identify EXACTLY what it was designed for. Maybe someone in a UK forum might recognize it.


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#3 posted 05-10-2019 02:59 PM

Interesting. It does look like a shooting plane although it seems kinda short. Could also be like a side rabbet plane with a second side for square registration. Maybe for squaring shoulders to cheeks on large tenons? Regardless, it’s pretty cool :-)

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#4 posted 05-10-2019 11:34 PM

I believe this is known as a lancashire pattern plane or lancashire pattern rabbet plane. If you Google those terms you’ll find others like it.

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#5 posted 05-10-2019 11:39 PM

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 05-12-2019 03:27 AM

Thanks Don. It is indeed a Lancashire pattern plane. Did some research on your title advice and it seems the solid brass ones are a fairly rare commodity. Yay! Flea market win at last.

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