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Admiral Digby Museum

Plane, Sash

Accession number: 2003.29.26
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 23.5 cm L x 4.5 cm W x 12 cm Hmeasurements include top handle
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.

Flat on right side; slot cut in top in which the wooden handle and 16.5cm long metal blade are inserted.  There is a 3cm groove cut into the left side in which the blade goes through to the bottom of the plane.  The blade is sharp on the bottom end for shaving wood.  There are grooves cut in to the bottom for doing window sashes. 

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