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Moulding Plane

Date made: mid 19th century

Description: Moulding plane. Belonging to grandfather of husband of donor ie. William James Moore (joiner and builder circa 1850, Douglas). 'N. Lilley' and 'John Elsworth/Glasgow' stamped on end. Illustration in accession register 5.

John Elsworth was a tool manufacturer who started a company in Glasgow around 1840. They were still listed around 1880. The company's products turn up frequently.

[Possibly William Moore, joiner, 14 New Bond Street, Douglas on 1851 Census, but the name is a very common one. Lilley however is far less common and there is apparently no match for N.Lilley among Manx records. The same is true for M.Andrew]

Measurements: overall: 14 x 24 x 3 cm

Materials: wood

Object name: Plane

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1983-0244


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