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These early planes were made from wrought iron with sides that were dovetailed to the wrought iron sole.
These planes were usually filled or stuffed with rosewood, mahogany or European or French walnut.Lets face it, British tools are a great investment.Let us look at some of the history of British tools.Several examples of Granford planes are known, but there are only four by Davenport, and none have been identified as being made by Hemmings. Nicholson (Wrentham 1728-1753) was the first recorded American planemaker.Up until the middle 1700s there were only a handful of British planemakers, all of whom were in London.
By the middle 1800s a variety of metal planes with cast iron and gun-metal bodies were being made.