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Admiral Digby Museum

Plane, Sash

Accession number: 2003.29.32
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 23 cm L x 3 cm W x 14 cm Hmeasurements include handle on top
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.

Flat on the right side of the plane.  Slot cut in the top with a wooden handle and 18.5cm long metal blade inserted.  There is a 2cm groove cut in the left side in which the metal blade goes down through to the bottom of the plane.  The bottom of the blade is sharp for shaving wood.  There are a couple of grooves cut into the bottom of the plane to give style wen cutting 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