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Under the above heading there comes what are known as Fancy Planes. There are several manufacturers in this country who make these lines of Planes. Some make better planes than others and we try to procure the best. None of the American makes equal those of the best English and Scotch makers. The Englishman said of American beer, They cawn't make it you know, they haven't the Ops, and perhaps this is true of Moulding Planes, We haven't the Beech you know. As a matter of fact, for Moulding Planes, Spoke Shaves and similar tools the English and Scotch beechwood is greatly superior to the American, and the best Moulding Planes we have ever seen are those made by Mathieson, of Glasgow, Scotland.

While to a great extent the Combination Planes like the No. 45 are taking the place of the Moulding Planes, they do not by any means cover the entire ground. Where a considerable quantity of a certain kind of work is to be done, the Wood Planes are so much lighter and so much more convenient to handle, that it is not always the best economy to use a Combination Plane for this class of work.

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We recently had an instance of this. A mechanic in boasting about the merits of his

Combination Plane

(a No. 45) stated that he had beaded 5,000 ft. of ceiling on a summer hotel job upon which he had been employed. We did not consider that this was very much to boast of, and think that any man who would use a plane weighing 3 lbs. for six or eight days, when he might have bought a + Inch Bead Plane, weighing about 10 ounces, for 40 cents, and with it have done the work in 15 to 25 per cent less time, and with orrespondingly less expenditure of strength, is rather closely related to that useful—though humble—animal, with kicking proclivities, long ears, and an unmusical voice.

The lines of Miscellaneous Planes shown here we usually carry in stock. Can furnish other sizes than those given here in many of the styles. Special sizes cost more, it takes time to procure them, and we would suggest that the stock —or listed —sizes be used when-ever possible.

Quarter Round or Casing Moulding
Casing Moulding with Fence
The two above numbers are a new style of Plane for this work ; they are made to work on a slight spring, and the iron is skewed, making the plane work much easier; the shaving leaves the plane much more freely.
Common OgeeGrecian

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Grecian and Bead
Grecian with Bevel or Fillet
Roman Reverse
Sash, Bevel or Ovolo with 2 Irons, $0.85.
Sash, Bevel or Ovolo Box with 2 Irons, $1.10.
Sash, Gothic, Screw Arms with 2 Irons, $1.60.
Sash, Bevel or Ovolo
Sash, Gothic, Screw Arms, Boxed,
Rabbet, Skew Irons
Rabbet; Square Irons same price as No. 146.

COMPLAINTS. —We would ask our customers to report to us at the earliest possible time, any mistake or defects in goods sent, without any hesitation and in plain language. We take the greatest pains. and mean to have everything right and satisfactory to our customers, and are more than willing to correct any errors that may occur.

The best English - Scotch planes