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Older Queries

Older Queries

This section contains all the queries posted on the old website up to May 2020. There is a vast store of information here so please browse and make use of the search facility to find out more.  

John Caraffi has provided some photos of a moulding plane acquired recently that has been puzzling him.

Ted Cole has written to ask advice on a plane  in his possession that is not mentioned in the (2nd) edition of  BPM. .

A moletrap 1024x768Joanne Griffin found this object burried in her allotment. I think it is a moletrap but I would wecome confirmation


Bob Evans  

Ted Cole is looking for information on this SAM COX plane that's in his  collection. He thinks it is an early plane maker from  Bristol.

Dru Muskovin writes from Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff, Illinois, U.S.A to ask for our help.

Steve Rogers from New Jersey is anxious to track down a maker's mark.

Eveline van Breemen from the North Lincolnshire Museum Service Would like to confirm (or deny) that the item in the attached photographs is a floor board cramp. She is concerned that it may have been misclassified.

France Smyth, documentalist at the Madawaska Historical Museum, is looking for more information about the makers of antique bits marked "Sheffield".

John Morrison recently bought this moulding plane. But it is not what it seems...

Bob Evans would be grateful if anyone could identify this wood found as part of the restoration work on the Newport Transporter Bridge. 

Harry Dodd  would very much appreciate any insights into the purpose and mode of operation of this tool. At first sight, it appears to be for shaving or trimming narrow strips of something flexible but, as you will see, close examination raises more questions than answers.

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