I have a very small (4-3/4" x 1-1/2") smoothing plane similar to that
shown in fig. 538, item c (top right) on page 361 of Salaman's
Dictionary of Tools, 1975.
Rear infill and wedge are rosewood, front infill looks mahogany.
Bridge is brass or gunmetal and is stamped with the Holtzapffel mark.
Body is steel, and the tapered iron is not marked and is not
What can you tell me about Holtzapffel & Co as a planemaker, and who
might venture an opinion regarding a range of values in today's
On 23 Dec 2003 15:52:28 -0800, email@example.com (Fred) wrote:
Not a great deal - they're generally thought of as a maker of turning
equipment for gentleman hobbyists (search for "ornamental turning" or
"rose engine"), rather than a planemaker. But there's a good collector
interest in anything with their name on it.
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