Norris Number 64 Annealed Iron Bench Plane


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Norris No. 64 Annealed Iron Bench Plane
Norris No. 64 Annealed Iron Bench Plane
as illustrated in the 1928 Norris Catalogue

These (Reg. Design) Improved Planes fitted with the Norris Patent Adjustment and gunmetal lever are first grade tools, well balanced and easy to work. For the general woodworker they are ideal planes and excellent value.

Length 10½" 13" 16"
Price (1908 Price List)
Price (1914 Catalogue)
Price (1928 Catalogue) 32/- 34/-
Price (1930 Catalogue) 32/- 34/- 36/-

NOTES: This plane was introduced as the Norris No. 64 annealed iron bench plane in the 1928 catalogue. It was slightly narrower than the No. 54 and came with a 2 inch cutter.

Like the planes in the '50 series', the cutting iron rests on two metal 'bosses', thus providing great stability. A secondary function of these metal bosses was to secure the closed rear handle, which was sandwiched between them and riveted, screwed or bolted in place. The handle also held the adjuster mechanism. The Norris No. 64 is almost identical in design to the No. 54.

Levercaps were gunmetal or steel and came with a number of different Norris marks or stamps. The plane is often stamped with the casting registration "REGD NO. 637730" on the toe. Woods used for the handle and bun were either rosewood, walnut or mahogany.