Fletcher & Colton wood molding planes & wood screw clamp

Wood molding planes & wood screw clamp- Offered are 3 wood .molding planes(all three are missing something) and one wood screw clamp as one unit. One plane is marked S. F. Fletcher, Richmond, IA( Indiana) which has a 4 star rarity rating . Is a 3/4" skew dado plane. It is missing the knicker wirh wedge & base of metal depth stop, has brass thumb screw adjuster. The top of the wedge is missing and the iron is short. The wood is dark but ok. Is well maked & has previous owner name on toe & heel. The second plane is marked J. Colton, 247 South 2nd St, Phila plus a second mark J. Colton, 379 Market St.,Phila. I have not found any examples of this double marking on a J. Colton plane. nor is one shown in the Wooden Planes book by Pollak. John Colton was at these addresses cira 1850. Has at least a two star rarity rating & possible higher with the double mark. Heel is marked 8/8 & is a 1" side bead plane. This plane is missng the entire length of boxwood boxing from the sole otherwise is in ok condition, iron has good length, wedge is good. Wood is stained but ok, has a wood crack on the left side that runs the length of the plane but does not hurt the integrity of the plane. The 3rd plane is marked W.H. VIVULAN which may be a user name since I can find no reference to a maker by this name. This is a 3/16" straight ... read more