Norris Number A12 Iron Smoothing Plane

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Norris No. A12 Annealed Iron Smoothing Plane
Norris No. A12 Annealed Iron Smoothing Plane
as illustrated in the 1928 Norris Catalogue

Fitted with rosewood and gunmetal lever. Closed handle.
Extra Cutters to fit above plane 1/10.

Cutter Width 2"     2⅛" 2¼"
Price (1908 Price List)
Price (1914 Catalogue)
Price (1928 Catalogue) 36/-

NOTES: The Norris No. A12 smoothing plane did not, to our knowledge, make an appearance until the 1928 catalogue. Similar in design to the planes manufactured by Henry Slater some decades earlier, though with the patented adjuster fitted, the No. A12 was made from annealed iron and had a rosewood infill with a gunmetal levercap. It was only ever offered in one size — 9" long with a 2¼" cutter.

Like the No. 12. it is not as common as other Norris planes and good examples are snapped up quickly by collectors. It's a nice size for a smoother and not too heavy so it's a bit less tiring to use.