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Admiral Digby Museum

Plane, Sash

Accession number: 2003.29.27
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Metal; Brass
Measurements: 24 cm L x 16 cm W x 13 cm Hmeasurements include wooden handle on top
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.

There is a slot cut in to the top which is where the wooden handle and 16cm metal blade are inserted.  There is also a 2cm groove cut into the left side of the plane which the metal blade goes through to the bottom of the plane.  The blade is sharp on the bottom for shaving wood to make windo sashes. 

Also on the top to the front is a brass knob which is inserted in a brass plate and screwed to the wood.  On the left side is a brass lever which is operated by this knob.  The brass lever has a screw to the right side to help hold it in place.  Next to this is another screw holding a small (0.5cm width x 6cm length) metal blade. 

History of Use:

Used by cabinet maker, Edward Keen (1841-1917) and his son George (1879-1947).  Edward and his wife Jane (1847-1930) resided on Charleton Street, Digby, Nova Scotia.  His workshop was located on the property.

Donor, Chester Keen, was the grandson of Edward and the son of George Keen. 

Manufacturer: George Keen