On one end of the plane are the following numbers inscribed "2 8 / 1 7". On the other end is the makers mark which consists of a lettering in a semi circle which reads "A Monty". Below this are three stars and below that is incised placename which reads "Roxton Pond P.Q."
A tool used for shaping wood; to flatten, to smooth or to reduce the thickness of a rough piece of lumber. This artifact belonged to Joseph Deveau, Cheticamp. A miner by trade, he was involved in a mining accident in 1935 where he became a paraplegic. He was also a part time shoemaker and a great lover of nature.