WOOD PLANE BLADE1890 - 1930
Blade is rectangular metal blade with bevelled flat edge at one end. Opposite end is tapered and has indecipherable text stamped on it. About the centre of the blade is a longitudinal slot through which a screw passes and communicates with the depth plate.
One word stamped below the other text on the blade is readable.
Tool used by Henry Buckingham in the late 1890s and early 1900s. A draw knife is a woodworking tool used to shape wood. His father Thomas Buckingham Junior was known to have made furniture for a living in the 1860s. Henry pursued a career as a carpenter, wagon builder and wheelwright in the Kelmscott. In c1897 he purchased part of his fathers Roleystone property and established the orchard Bangup. In 1905 he married Lucy J Fancote and had a daughter Sybil (Mrs Sybil Gwynne). In a copy of his diary he records on the 1st of March 1898 'Mending traps, making wagons and carts, mending Bob Marsh's carriage, etc.'. This tool may have also been used in 1905 when he built a house up on the orchard.
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