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Object ID 1974.004.006
Object Name Plane, Molding
Collection Tools
Credit line DHS Purchase from Alfred McCullough
Year Range from 1828
Year Range to 1860
Made Hermon Chapin
Makers mark Marked by Hermon Chapin
Description Wooden molding plane with a removable, angled steel blade that is held in place by a wooden wedge. The back side of the plane has "McCullough" stamped twice into the wood surface. One of the short ends is stamped: "Union Factory / Warranted / H. Chapin." The opposite short side is stamped "No. 160", "6/8" and "1 3/4."
Dimensions H-5.75 W-2.875 L-9.5 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions including height of blade; block is 3 3/8" high.
Owned McCullough family
Used McCullough family
Provenance This item is from a collection of tools that belonged to four generations of Centerville, DE carpenters: John McCullough (1789-1863), his son, John McCullough (1825-1912), Henry McCullough (1856-1934; son of John, Jr.), and Alfred H. McCullough (1897-1971; son of Henry). All are buried in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Owl's Nest, New Castle, Delaware.
Subjects Tool & die industry
Search Terms Molding Planes
Hermon Chapin
Nineteenth Century
McCullough Family
Material Beech; steel blade
Place of Origin New Hartford, CT