Norris Planes: Production Dates


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Norris A5 Smoothing Plane Box Label

Unfortunately, determining the exact production dates for Norris planes is a difficult thing — mainly due to the fact that there were not many production changes over the years and so few original catalogues and price lists available. In fact as far as I know there are really only three main sources that I have access to, the 1908 price list, the 1914 catalogue and the 1928 catalogue. There are other price lists out there, including one from the mid 1930's and one in the 1940's, but I do not have access to them.

There are also a number of catalogues from resellers, such as Buck & Ryan and others, who offered Norris planes at various stages. This can further muddy the waters as it is not known exactly if the planes were still in production or whether they were merely remaindered stock.

With this in mind I ask you to consider the following list of production dates with a grain of salt.

Model No. Plane Type Production Dates Additional Notes
No. 1 Dovetailed Panel Plane
No. 1 Dovetailed Jointing Plane
No. A1 Dovetailed Panel Plane
No. A1 Dovetailed Jointing Plane
No. 2 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. A2 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. 3 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. A3 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. 4 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. A4 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. 5 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. A5 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. 6 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. A6 Dovetailed Smoothing Plane
No. 7 Dovetailed Shoulder Plane
No. A7 Dovetailed Shoulder Plane
No. 8 Dovetailed Rebate Plane
No. A8 Dovetailed Rebate Plane
No. 9 Dovetailed Duplex Rebate Plane
No. 10 Dovetailed Mitre Plane
No. 11 Dovetailed Improved Mitre Plane
No. A11 Steel Mitre Plane
No. 12 Dovetailed Thumb Plane
No. 12 Iron Smoothing Plane
No. A12 Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 13 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. A13 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 13 Malleable Iron Panel Plane
No. A13 Malleable Iron Panel Plane
No. 14C Iron Smoothing Plane
No. A14 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 14GS Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. A14GS Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. 15 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. A15 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 15GS Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. A15GS Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. 16C Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 16 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. A16 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 17 Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. A17 Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. 18 Malleable Iron Shoulder Plane
No. 19E Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 19R Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 20E Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 20R Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 21 Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 22 Malleable Iron Shoulder Plane
No. A22 Malleable Iron Shoulder Plane
No. 23E Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 23R Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 24E Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 24R Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
No. 25 Malleable Iron Bullnose Plane
No. A25 Bullnose Plane
No. 26 Gunmetal Bullnose Plane
No. 27 Gunmetal Bullnose Plane
No. A27 Gunmetal Bullnose Plane
No. 28 Chariot Plane
No. A28 Chariot Plane
No. 29 Gunmetal Chariot Plane
No. 30 Gunmetal Chariot Plane
No. 31 Thumb Plane
No. A31 Thumb Plane
No. 32 Thumb Plane
No. 48 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 49 Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 50 Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 50M Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 50G Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. 50GS Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. 51 Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 51M Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 51GS Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. 52 Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 52M Malleable Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 52GS Gunmetal Smoothing Plane
No. 53 Iron Bench Plane
No. 53M Malleable Iron Bench Plane
No. 53GS Gunmetal Bench Plane
No. 54 Annealed Iron Bench Plane
No. 60 Annealed Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 61 Annealed Iron Smoothing Plane
No. 64 Annealed Iron Bench Plane
No. A70 Wooden Smoothing Plane
No. A71 Wooden Jack Plane
No. A72 Wooden Trying Plane
Gunmetal Violin Plane