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Object ID # 2000.005.001abcd
Object Name Plane, Rabbet
Title Casey & Co. Rabbetting Plane
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1857
Made Casey & Co.
Place of Origin Auburn, New York, United States of America
Description CASEY & CO. woodworking plane (rabbetting plane), 1857. This tool was likely used for making rabbets for door frame work in a door jamb. The rabbeting plane is adjustable. It has a cutter blade stamped with "HANCOCK TOOL CO. WARRANTED CAST STEEL" at the top. The maker's name is impress-stamped in small lettering on the fore-end of the plane: "CASEY & CO. AUBURN, N.Y." The plane has two wooden threaded screws. There is a metal depth gauge part. There is also a rectangular hole at the top wherein a small cutter called a "nicker iron" is held in place by a shaped wooden wedge piece. These two pieces are easily removed. The underside of the plane has two pieces of wood that are stepped, so that one piece projects 4 cm (one and a half inches). There are two flat, slotted screwheads visible.
Makers mark -blade stamped with "HANCOCK TOOL CO. WARRANTED CAST STEEL"
-impress-stamped in small lettering on the fore-end of the plane: "CASEY & CO. AUBURN, N.Y."
-the red-coloured lettering is an ink stamp re the donor, Mr. William Sharp of Durham, Ontario
Provenance Believed to have belonged to Ed Kress, a cabinetmaker and coffinmaker. Ed Kress was the father of Harry Kress, a former Mayor of Durham, Grey County.

Last belonged to William Sharp of Durham.
Collection Woodworking Equipment Collection
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-20 W-27 L-40.5 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Sharp, William