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Side Bead Plane
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Title: Side Bead Plane
Identifier: X964.100.140
Donor: Unknown
Item Date: 1900-1950
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A bead moulding plane with a metal blade (1/4' at the top and 5/8' at the bottom), which is held in place by a wooden wedge. The wood is possibly beech. The top is 3/8' narrow at the bottom. On the plane reads, ' Geo. Allan Warrington A. Monty Roxton Pond P. 2'.

There are numerous amounts of moulding planes with different shapes. Planes were used for moulding architraves, door and window frames, details a cabinet work of many kinds, skirtings, and picture frames. Moulding planes were designed to shave and not cut. Many of the shapes are based on mouldings which occur in the classic architecture of both the Greeks and Romans. Tools were often stamped with more than one name marked on them. The manufacturer would stamp their product and often the store selling it would also mark their name. See: R.A. Salaman "Dictionary of Woodworking Tools: c.1700-1970" (Newton, Connecticut: The Taunton Press, 1990), 332, 338.
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