|Object ID #||2000.005.001abcd|
|Object Name||Plane, Rabbet|
|Title||Casey & Co. Rabbetting Plane|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|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.|
-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
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|
|Dimensions||H-20 W-27 L-40.5 cm|
|Found||Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County|