Harris & Rotton Ogee Molding Plane - 18th C. VERY RARE
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This is an 18th century plane by the firm of Harris and Rotton of Bath, working only from 1782 to 1784, when Gerorge Stothert took over the business. The imprint of the partnership is listed as Very Rare , which in British Planemakers from 1700, 3rd Edition means that t are fewer than 50 known examples of the mark. No wonder - BP1700 also relates, in a very colorful description written by Richard Chippendale, the lack of business acumen of John Harris.
The plane is in fine- condition, with some holes in the right side for an added depthstop or fence as the main detraction. The iron needs some minor rehoning to get it back to the correct profile if you are to use the plane.
It is a nice, small ogee, with a width and depth of about 1/2" and 1/4".
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