2006.0035.011, Plane, overall side 1
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Tool (for wood) (Plane)

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  • Creator (Role):

    Goldsmith Chandlee (Owner)

    J. Colton (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Wood; Iron; Steel

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Object Number


Object Name

Tool (for wood) (Plane)



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Eugene E. and Jane K. Landon in honor of Charles F. Hummel

Creator (Role)

Goldsmith Chandlee (Owner)
Goldsmith Chandlee is the son of Benjamin Chandlee, clockmaker from Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania. For more on Goldsmith Chandlee's marks, see Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.218.

J. Colton (Maker)-1890
Bibliography: Pollak and Pollak, A Guide to American Wooden Planes and their Makers," p. 108 (1983).

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Heel; "CHANDLEE" stamped incuse, partially effaced.
2. Mark; Toe; "G. CHAND[cut off]" stamped incuse, partially effaced.
3. Mark; Toe; "J. COLTON / WARRANTED / 379 MARKET ST / PHILA" each line stamped in a serrated rectangular border.
4. Inscription; Heel; "EEL"
5. Inscription; Heel; "2/8" stamped incuse.
6. Mark; Side; "G. CHAND" stamped incuse, partially effaced.
7. Mark; Side; "ANDLER" stamped incuse, partially effaced.


Wood; Iron; Steel

Dimensions (inches)

5.1 (H) , 9.4 (L) , 1.1 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

12.9 (H) , 24 (L) , 2.7 (W)

Measurement Notes

The measurements above are for assembled plane. The stock height is 6.9cm. The wedge measurements are: L: 15.1cm, W: 2.4cm, H: 0.7cm. The blade measurements are: L: 16.6cm, W: 1.0cm, H: 0.3cm.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Salaman, Raphael Arthur. 1990 Dictionary of Woodworking Tools c. 1700 -1970 and tools of allied trades.
For a description of molding planes, see page 338-342.