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Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« on: May 31, 2017, 12:41:53 PM »
Another tool from a inherited collection. I have a reprint of the 1872 Greenfield catalog that shows an illustration of a gutter plane and a pump plane. Both have handles and appear bigger then this one which is 9 inched long. The pump plane looks more like this one. I tried a quick search to find out what a pump plane is or does and found nothing.

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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 01:15:11 PM »
think of pipe, made in 2 pieces of wood then wired together is my guess.  i seen wood pipe b4 and was impressed that it could work.
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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 02:08:02 PM »
Yep.  After assembly, it works much like an old tire pump.  You just put the open end of the tall pump in the liquid and go at it.
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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 06:32:09 PM »
Hello,Hoarder. Is that a true radius on the bottom of the plane, or, on the blade? Most plane makers made matched sets of hollows and rounds. I believe the plane would be named after the profile it cut, as opposed to its shape.So, if yours is a true radius, I believe yours would be a hollow. My other thought is that yours may be the mating plane used to cut the profile on a bullnose plane. Profiles cut into wooden planes needed the mating plane to cut that profile. Make sense? Corrections,please, if I have explained this incorrectly. Regards, Lou

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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 06:58:04 PM »
The plane body I think is worn sorta flattened on the bottom the iron is about a 3/4 inch radius. There are notches on each side of the plane that are approximately a 1-1/8 inch radius. I have no other plane that might be a companion. Using this to create a half pipe ID for a joined two piece water pipe might be the purpose. I guess at the time many water pipes were made of wood ??

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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 08:52:45 AM »
Or it could be half of a set, for instance to cut the edge of a table that hinges together?

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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 07:10:33 PM »
Chilly, are you referring to a drop leaf table ?

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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 10:03:38 AM »
Chilly, are you referring to a drop leaf table ?
Yes, but for that I would assume some kind of guide is needed? We have one with a quarter round and a step. That plane coukd cut the female side.... ?

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Re: Greenfield tool Co. Gutter or Pump plane
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 08:11:28 PM »
1854 catalog