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Object ID 000858

Object Name Hand Held Wood Planer

Object Desc Manual tool used for shaping wood. Non-electrical, hand held. Made of wood and metal.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000779

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tools


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords planes,woodworking,tools,Rev-O-Noc,HSB & Co.,

Title Hand Held Wood Planer

Description Tool has an elongated rectangular base, made of wood, that has a blade on the bottom. On this base, a black metal attachment sits which holds all pieces of the tool together. There is a wooden knob at one end and a wooden handle at the other. In the center are the tool's parts that hold and adjust the blade. There is a silver metal piece with a black metal piece screwed to it. Behind the silver piece, there is a leveler that comes up attached to an adjuster on the back of the silver piece. Engraved on the silver metal piece is "H.S.B. & Co. Rev-O-Noc". Same words are also engraved on the wooden base on the shorter side near the knob.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 15

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above dimensions are for the wooden base. Height of the entire tool at its highest point (the handle) is about 5.5 inches. Black metal attachment piece is about 12.5 inches long.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker H.S.B. & Co.

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY779



Date JUL 12,2013

Summary Very good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Tool appears to be functional. Wood base has no major damage. It has scractches on it, particularly on the bottom where the wood has chipped on some spots. Wooden base also presents some dark bown stains on its top around the knob area. The handle is in good condition. The knob has some minor scratches, some dirt smudges and what appears to be a thin crack which does not impose any significanrt damage to the knob. Some rust is also present on the metal parts, being seen mainly on the blade underneath, on the silver piece and toward the bottom of the black metal part attached to the silver piece. There are also 2 small perfurated holes on the sides of the wooden base, one on the side of the handle and the other right below the incription on the knob side.