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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

William Haldane's Block Plane

William Haldane's Block Plane

The block plane, considered the workhorse in many shops, is shorter than the smooth plane. It was often used on the end grain of a piece of wood. Similar to the smooth plane the iron is held in place by the slanted wedge. The block plane was made by the Casey Clark Co. of Auburn NY, which later became the Auburn Tool Co.


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TitleWilliam Haldane's Block Plane

The number at the far left, 126138, in the Public Museum's accession number.


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InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Museum
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Museum Archives

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