07 Dec 2023 - Lot 799
A wall hanging glazed shop display of 66 MOORE & WRIGHT tools with hinged front (lacks key but not locked) all in super condition F
07 Dec 2023 - Lot 960
A steel soled gunmetal NORRIS No 31 thumb plane with gunmetal lever, rosewood front infill and 1 1/4" Norris iron G++
07 Dec 2023 - Lot 806
A large bookbinder's press from the Hampson & Bettridge workshop to take up to 18" x 12" work G
07 Dec 2023 - Lot 805
A large, little used bookbinder's press by HAMPSON & BETTRIDGE 32" x 72"h. the largest book press we have offered and in superb condition F
07 Dec 2023 - Lot 955
A very rare and little used, unusually wide, steel soled gunmetal NORRIS No 28 chariot plane with tight mouth and rosewood wedge, with orig Norris 1 1/2" iron F
07 Dec 2023 - Lot 954
A unique "Presentation" d/t steel mitre/rebate plane by NORRIS London measuring 13 1/2" x 2 1/4" with figured rosewood infill and adjustable handle, previously sold in Tony Murland's 2006 auction Lot 496 with the following description (which would be difficult to improve on!)
In June 1941 an 18yr old apprentice cabinetmaker Mr L.F.Gillett of Stratford-on-Avon won first prize in the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (A.S.W.) annual competition. The prize was a steel mitre plane. The A.S.W. had commissioned the Norris factory to produce a totally unique plane. Norris exceeded themselves in this challenge and the result is an amazing, adjustable handled, rebating mitre plane marked NORRIS London Patent Adjustable.
A silver plaque on the front of the plane is inscribed A.S.W. Apprentice Competition 1st Prize Bro. L.F.Gillett Stratford-on Avon 1941
The plane also exhibits two other features unique to previous Norris planes i.e. the combined handle and wedge is removed by loosening a brass knob, there is then the facility to adjust the handle laterally with a screw on the underside of the wedge.
The handle can also be tilted by adjusting a screw at the base of the handle.
A similar Norris plane was sold in our Catalogue No 52 Sept 2008 Lot 1075 for £16,000 These were the only two planes of this type produced by Thomas Norris F