Dating norris planes

04-Aug-2020 12:44

In the 1970's a nice rosewood dovetailed Norris smooth plane went for about 200-300 dollars. The 114 pre-dates the known Norris catalogs of the early 20th century, is from a casting, with poorly done infill, and was clearly a low end price conscious model.

Then in the 1980's Fine Woodworking magazine wrote about the "Rolls Royce" of planes and prices sky-rocked. Illustrated from left to right are four Norris smooth planes. It is no better than a poorly made sample from any late 19th century infill maker. It get confused with the Norris A17 which is also a cast gun-metal body - but the latter has a rosewood infill.

I've been meaning to do this website for a long, long time — in fact I first started working on this site way back in 2008!

One morning the shop window had been rearranged and in pride of place was a new display of metal woodworking planes quite unlike any I had ever seen.When he left he recalls that he was given a reference signed by the director, a Mrs H. According to the London Gazette, Helen Sellars Norris, the widow of Thomas was chairman of the company at the time of an Extraordinary General Meeting of T.Norris & Son Limited held on 31 March 1941 at which the resolution was duly passed that "the Company be wound up voluntarily".As the basis for our guide to Norris Planes we have used a 12-page original Norris Catalogue, apparently dating from the 1930's.In order that the text can be read, and also in order to minimise download times, we have provided separate illustrations for each plane type, or group of types.

One morning the shop window had been rearranged and in pride of place was a new display of metal woodworking planes quite unlike any I had ever seen.

When he left he recalls that he was given a reference signed by the director, a Mrs H. According to the London Gazette, Helen Sellars Norris, the widow of Thomas was chairman of the company at the time of an Extraordinary General Meeting of T.

Norris & Son Limited held on 31 March 1941 at which the resolution was duly passed that "the Company be wound up voluntarily".

As the basis for our guide to Norris Planes we have used a 12-page original Norris Catalogue, apparently dating from the 1930's.

In order that the text can be read, and also in order to minimise download times, we have provided separate illustrations for each plane type, or group of types.

Mention "Norris Plane" to anyone who reads about woodworking these days and you get one of two reactions.