Lot No: 13 in our September 2021 auction is an exquisite 3” Miniature brass dovetailed smoothing plane stamped Norris of London with rosewood infill. At just 3” long and in its own custom-made mahogany box, this is a delightful little plane that has been masterfully crafted. It came from a retired carpenter who said it was something he and a friend worked on some years ago and came from his tool collection.
It’s not until you get this in your hand that you get to see how delightful this is. It’s not an original Norris plane, but the work it must have taken to produce must have been mind blowing. This is probably why only one got produced. How long is a piece of string? That’s my estimate to this once in a lifetime auction lot and I have a list of buyers waiting.
Note: This is just a preview article of one of the items from our September Auction 2021.