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Edward Preston Smoothing Plane No. 14

preston smoothing plane
preston smoothing plane

The Edward Preston smoothing plane number '14' I believe only had a very short production period up until 1933/1934. The number '14' and the number '1014' smoothing planes were their final bench plane designs which one can't help noticing were strikingly similar to the Stanley smoothing planes and its soon-to-follow successor, the Record '04'. I have a trade catalogue which is advertising Stanley, Record and "Acorn" brand iron bench planes as well as this Preston plane.

The plane is nine inches long, equivalent to model number '4' smoothing planes. It has machine ground sides and base, a Chromium plated lever and a two inch wide Chrome Alloy cutting iron.

There is also a 10 inch version of this plane which is equivalent to model number '4 1/2' smoothing planes.


Plane Markings

"PRESTON" - (raised) found at the front of the plane in front of the front knob.

"No 14" - (raised) found at the rear of the plane in front of the rear handle.

"PRESTON" - found on the lever cap face. The letters 'PRESTON' are positioned raised from the red Preston coloured background.

Manufactured Dates

? - 1934

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 smoothing plane

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

Price: 40 - 85

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

clifton plane

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

Price: 195 - 230

Shops which sell these planes

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


Plane Details

Manufacturer: Preston

Model No: 14

Plane Type: Smoothing

Date Produced: ? - 1934

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