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Antigonish Heritage Museum


Accession number: 2005.026.002
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1865 – 1895
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 41 cm L x 6.5 cm W x 14 cm H

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.

Description: Oblong block with an inclined adjustable blade near the center; handle attached at one end.
History of Use: A woodworking hand tool used for shaping, flattening and reducing thickness of wood. 
Manufacturer: A Monty