Norris Number 28GS Gunmetal Chariot Plane

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Norris No. 28GS Gunmetal Chariot Plane
Norris No. 28GS Gunmetal Chariot Plane
as illustrated in the 1928 Norris Catalogue

Gunmetal, steel faced, with rosewood wedge.
Fitted with ebony wedges 1/- extra.

Cutter Width 1⅛" 1¼" 1½"
Price (1928 Catalogue) 24/- 26/-

NOTES: For the Iron version, please refer to the Norris Number 28 Chariot Plane page.

Another model with some reassignment issues. The Norris No. 30 chariot plane in both the 1908 price list and 1914 catalogue became the No. 28 by the 1928 catalogue, further muddying the Norris waters somewhat. Unless the plane is clearly marked as such - either 28 or 30 - it does complicate things a little for the collector in determining exactly which model of Norris it is. If it is marked, however, it might make it a little easier to determine its age - to within 14 years anyway in the case of a gunmetal, steel faced No. 28. Of course someone who is more interested in actually using the plane won't mind one way or the other which model number it is as long as it works well - which it should, being a Norris.

Norris chariot planes are handy little workhorses, much in the same way as a small block plane. They can be used for very fine work and even for end-grain use on smaller pieces.

As stated above, the No. 30 was reissued as the No. 28 between the 1914 and 1928 catalogues. The images below are of the reassigned Norris No. 30.