Item WP7 - Side Bead Molding
Planes, 5/16” & ½”
working pair of side beads are both single boxed and very similar. One bears
just the mark of “H. Chapin” and the other, “H. Chapin” and the Union Factory
mark. Both are marked on the heels with the same catalog number—123. Moreover,
both are marked with the same owner’s stamp, C. Mellovist. The ½” size (the
Union Factory plane) is also marked on the heel with the stamp of the J. E.
Basset hardware Co. in New Haven. There is little doubt that Mr. Mellovist
lived near New Haven. The planes show little wear, although the 5/16” size has
a little more wear to the sole at the toe. The wedges are near perfect. Both
are straight and will work well. Easily Good+.
Price - $50.00