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John Davenport - London, UK

  John Davenport - London Planemaker by Richard Arnold 1 of 2  

John Davenport of London was apprenticed to William Reynolds in 1693.

There are four known planes in existence today.

The three plane shown here include one very interesting example - most likely, the earliest commercially made British plow (plough in the UK) plane found to date.

Made by John Davenport, most likely sometime prior to 1710.

The plow plane has heavily stopped chamfer to the depth stop and is most unusual, as are the chamfers in general, with one side of the body being completely different to the other.

The main wedge has been repaired in the past and could well be original.

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