English Planes


John Davenport - London, UK


John Davenport of London was one of the earliest British plane makers.

He was bound as an apprentice to William Reynolds in 1693 and freed in 1704.

The records of the Tallow Chandlers Company of London show that in 1703/1704 Davenport is listed as a wooden tool maker.

He was located on Fleet Lane, near Seacole Lane.(1)

Astragal Bead by John Davenport - from the collection of Richard Arnold.

(1) Information derived from various sources, including "Early Planemakers of London" by Don & Anne Wing, "British Planemakers form 1700" by W. L. Goodman, 3rd Edition, revised by Jane and Mark Rees.

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