Item WP25- John M Taber* (New Bedford) Hollow & Round Pair. No. 40.

An unusually large size for hollows and rounds, this pair of planes are size 40, sporting blades that are 1 5/8 inches wide. Both are crisp planes, with no cracks or chips and are marked only with several owner initials and stamped (on the toes & heels). The wedges are perfect and the blades clean. Taber was the dean of New Bedford plane makers, working at the foot of Elm Street (1 block north of today's Whaling Museum) from about 1820 to 1872. These carry the “C” mark recorded in AWPIV. These planes are in the largest size of any that I've seen from this maker. One owner, “A. L. Estes.” was probably Andrew L. Estes, a New Bedford carpenter who was born in 1851 in Tiverton, RI, died in 1926 in New Bedford, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Fittingly this is the same cemetery in which John M. Taber is buried. Fine



        Price - $50.00

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