Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Witherby no. 110 block plane

  1. #1

    Witherby no. 110 block plane

    CEBD5914-34FA-481D-8392-30175506F8CA.jpg

    Got this block plane plane that was sitting in a box for many years. I googled the name of it and didnít get much information. Can anyone tell me more about this? I cleaned it up and sharpened it and it seems to work well. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Longview WA
    Posts
    18,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    If the name on it is Witherby, that is a well known maker of chisels. The actual involvement of Mr. T. H. Witherby was possibly short lived before it became a trade mark of the Winsted Edge Tool Works.

    Your plane was likely made mid 20th century.

    It isn't shown in their 1918 catalog.

    Google > t h witherby < > winsted edge tool works < for links to a couple catalogs and other history.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  3. #3
    D1FF67FD-5CB9-4B17-B084-197F837DE16C.jpg

    Here is the box it was in.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Longview WA
    Posts
    18,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Zac wingert View Post
    D1FF67FD-5CB9-4B17-B084-197F837DE16C.jpg

    Here is the box it was in.
    That is a product with the Witherby name and likely nothing to do with the T H Witherby legacy, at least to my knowledge.

    If it works well, be happy and use it.

    It may be someone who had rights to use the name. It may be the trade mark to the name has become public domain.

    There is also Witherby Publishing, seems to be mostly maritime titles.

    It also looks like the kind of product many hardware stores would carry to sell to women looking for a stocking stuffer for their husbands.

    More research would be in order if it is something you have to know.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    twomiles from the "peak of Ohio
    Posts
    6,901
    Winsted made a few planes as well as chisels....and baskets. They used the Witherby name as a brand name for their tools. Usually made in Torrington area of CONN. easy enough to look up.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Longview WA
    Posts
    18,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    Winsted made a few planes as well as chisels....and baskets. They used the Witherby name as a brand name for their tools. Usually made in Torrington area of CONN. easy enough to look up.
    The package on this one says "Made in Germany."

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •