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Accession Number 00946
Catalog Number 00946.04
Object Name Plane
Description ROUTER PLANE: wood and iron, L. 7.5", W.4.25", H. 4.5". 1855-1880. Woodworking plane has half-moon shaped front with two turned upright handles, slot in center for L-shape blade, half-round front section. Stamped twice, "T.R.PITCHFORD" and "H" "P". Thomas R. Pitchforth worked on the Iowa Capitol. H P were his father's initials (Henry Pitchforth). Both born in England and in 1880 listed as cabinetmakers in Muscatine, Iowa.
Source Ellen Taylor Rogers
Received Date 1-5-1956