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Preston Bullnose Plane 1347

preston bullnose plane
preston bullnose plane

The Edward Preston bullnose plane number 1347 is an attractive, classic Preston plane which is instantly recognisable.

This plane was available with a japanned finish or a Nickel-plated finish.

This model has a brass tightening screw on top of the lever cap with the face of the tightening screw being marked with the Edward Preston logo.

Unlike most original Edward Preston plane designs, this model of plane was not reproduced by other manufacturers.

This distinctive design is popular amongst collectors and users alike. These planes must have also been quite popular during the 1900's - 1930's as during the last decade these have surfaced fairly regularly.


Plane Use

The Preston 1347 bullnose plane is generally used for trimming joints.

Different Plane Types

There seems to have been a number of different Preston plane types for the 1347, in the below images are what appear to be two different designs of this plane:

preston bullnose planes

I have also noticed different trade books listing this plane with different lengths, ranging from 3 inch to 3 3/4 inch.

Plane Markings

"Edwd Preston & Sons EP" (EP cherry trade mark) - found on the top face of the brass adjuster.

Manufactured Dates

1900's - 1934

Plane Also Known As

Preston Bullnose Rabbet Plane

What To Watch Out For

Due to the age of these planes, it is quite common to find these planes with missing parts, replaced parts, cracks, chips, and breaks. It is always well worth the effort checking that all parts move freely. Chips and nibbles around the mouth seem to be quite common with these planes.

Further Info

Further information on this tool can be found in trade catalogues and retailer brochures of the period. These tool books usually contained a drawing and a sentence or two for each tool.

Where Can I Buy This Tool Secondhand?

preston bullnose plane

This model of tool can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: 30 - 80

Shops which sell similar planes

* The price shown is a typical price. The price may vary between retailers. The price may vary between planes. Some planes may command higher prices due to condition, type, age, variations.

Where Can I Buy Alternative Modern Planes?

Clifton Planes

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This model of tool can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: 115 - 130

Shops which sell these planes

* The price shown is a typical price. The price may vary between retailers.


Plane Details

Manufacturer: Preston

Model No: 1347

Plane Type: Bullnose

Date Produced: 1900's - 1934

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