Vintage tools - plane T7318
Up for sale is a very hard to find Australian made TURNER No.4 & 1/2 wide smoothing plane.
Only produced for 30 years they are a cool piece of the Australian post WW2 manufacturing boom times, 50mm cutter.
The TURNER story had a lifespan of only 35 years. It began in April 1935 and closed on the 30th of November 1970, when STANLEY TITAN acquired the business, and either absorbed or ceased to manufacture the TURNER products from that date.
In 1935, Rene William TURNER, aged 27 years, formed a small company, trading as "Moderne Handles Company" in Chapel Street in South Yarra, Melbourne, with a staff of three people. By 1966, the Company, now named TURNER Industries Ltd, employed 1100 people.
TURNER acquired the patterns and details of its plane lines from POPE Products Ltd in Adelaide. The POPE (& FALCON) line of planes were a copy of the STANLEY USA range. TURNER redesigned the planes and introduced a unbreakable "Red Cellulose Acetate" front & rear handle, matching their screwdriver line.” - from the HTPAA web page.
Weight - 2.1kg
This plane is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age & use, full Turner blade, some scattered pitting & small blisters to the chrome, one of the harder to find Turner planes to have in your collection.
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