Robert Lock  was recently given an old (beech) coffin plane fitted with an  original aluminium sole - very badly corroded over the years.

Although the blade cap has not makers stamp the cutting blade has the makers stamp -  W. LEGGOE around the circumference and with “OVRUS” & WARRANTED CAST STEEL underneath.Bob has  done some repair work to the coffin plane ( the body still needs waxing & polishing) and  fitted a nice brass sole to replace the corroded aluminium one.

Bob would very much like to track down the plane and/or blade maker to see if the make is English, American or indeed European. So far he has not seen anything on the web to point him in the right direction. Can you help?




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#1 Edward 2017-09-06 07:00
According to 'The Story of Old Attercliffe' by G.R. Vine (a big chunk of which is posted on the Sheffield History website), by 1864 the businesses in Washford Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield, included
"William Leggoe, edge tool and cast steel fork maker"

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