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J Mattison Chicago Illinois complex double boxed wood molding moulding plane 2* For Sale

J Mattison Chicago Illinois complex double boxed wood molding moulding plane 2*

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J Mattison Chicago Illinois complex double boxed wood molding moulding plane 2*:

You are offerding on one J Mattison complex wood molding or moulding plane as pictured.

It is marked "J MATTISON ILL CHICAGO" inside the border on the front end, and "4/8" on the back end.

The iron is marked "DWIGHTS & FOSTER".

Overall length is about 9-7/16".

Joseph Matteson was a hardware dealer in Chicago from about 1839 to 1844 under his name, and was later in several partnerships. Please see the book American Wooden Planes 5th Edition for more information about him, and it rates his planes as two stars for rarity. Although the plane is marked MATTISON, the book spells the name as MATTESON.

Condition is very good, with a variety of scratches and dings in the wood. The boxing doesn't fit perfectly, doesn't appear to be boxwood, but I believe that it is original. The left front piece has some wear or lengthwise chips. The wedge finial is cracked but not completely split, and the iron and wedge both appear original to the plane.

SHIPPING: 2 pounds, shipped in a padded Flat Rate envelope, insurance is included. No International shipping.

I sell what I enjoy, and I collect antique woodworking tools and I enjoy photography!The queue is overflowing with tools right now, asthey seem to be finding mefaster than I can list them. So please keep watching my postings as I have LOTS more to list!

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SHIPPING IN THE US: I would rather that you spend your money on my stuff, and not on shipping.I package well, and have a great track recordof getting everything to each buyer, and getting it there in one piece.I try to pick the best shipping option for each listing, based on what is the least expensive, and based on what I think is needed to protect the item. I use the US Post Office for everything. If the value is $250 or over, requires your signature at the USPS delivery for the buyer and seller protections to be in effect.

USPS POSTAGE RATE INCREASE AS OF January. Every year the US Postal Service raises rates in mid to late January, and this year is no exception.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I no longer ship Internationally.

sales: I won’t end an sale listing early to sell it to you directly. As a buyer, I really dislike going back at the end of an sale to offer, only to discover that the seller had ended the sale early. So I won’t do that for you, or to you.

PACKAGING: Please check my response -- I package well. I figure if you take the time to purchase from me, then I can take the time to package it well, and not just throw it into a cereal box with a scrap of newspaper.

I hope someday I will meet some of you as we trudge the happy road of tool collecting!

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