from Martin J. Donnelly's
1996 catalogue item AA-8
Unmarked Patternmaker's Metallic Plane. Cast Brass Body. With original
pattern. Length 9 inches. Here's a most interesting and showy patternmaker's
core box plane[sic] (Martin this isn't a core box plane!) that was
apparently in the process of being assembled.
Present are the bronze plane which has been nicely fitted out with
mahogany handles; the orignal mahogany pattern, which
is finely detailed;
and two of the interchangeable soles, one of which has been finished
and the other which has had lines scribed for opening the throat but has not
been completed. A collectible tool that will provide hours of
speculation, conversation and enjoyment.
This item is now part of Russ' patternmaker's
(Pictured from top to bottom is the original plane, new
gunmetal casting and mahogany pattern!)