No. 55 Stanley Combination plane, ca. 1950

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Description

A rabbeting plane is a tool with moving fillister that has an adjustable fence and blades of different widths. This was an advancement in plane design so that one plane could perform the function of many planes.

In the 1890s that wood plane was further refined into a steel stocked plane with many adjustable parts and blades called a combination plane.

This combination plane, exemplified here by the Stanley no. 55 with its set of blades, replaced a tool chest full of rabbet and molding planes.

The combination plane has, in turn, been replaced by the power router with dozens of bits.

View/Add Comments


About This Item

  • Title: No. 55 Stanley Combination plane, ca. 1950
  • Creator: Stanley
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Town: Littleton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Steel, wood
  • Dimensions: 16.5 cm x 26.7 cm x 22.8 cm
  • Collection: Luther and Kay Grass
  • Object Type: Physical Object

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

Other Keywords


For more information about this item, contact:

Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)
Website

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.