Norris Number A16 Malleable Iron Improved Smoothing Plane


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Norris No. 16 Improved Smoothing Plane
Norris No. 16 Malleable Iron Improved Smoothing Plane

Cutter Width 1¾" 1⅞" 2"    
Price (1908 Price List) SEE NOTES SEE NOTES SEE NOTES
Price (1914 Catalogue) 19/- 19/- 19/-
Price (1928 Catalogue)

NOTES: An upmarket version of the ordinary cast iron model, this one being cast in malleable iron. Introduced in the 1914 catalogue and dropped from the Norris lineup by the 1928 catalogue. Needless to say that this is one of Norris's rarer planes.

The adjustable version of the No. 16 was not actually illustrated in any known catalogue or price list. It should also be noted that the front bun on the plane illustrated in the catalogue appears to have a much sharper taper than on the examples found.

Because of the short production run and rarity of these planes, clean examples tend to fetch high prices.

Not the same model as the model marked in the 1908 price list.