Edward Preston Bullnose Plane - No. 1363

preston bullnose plane
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Review By: I.Ball


Manufacturer: Edward Preston

Plane Type: Bullnose

Model No: 1363 (Two versions: 1.black japaned 2.nickel plated)

The Edward Preston plane 1363 is a 3 3/4" long, non-adjustable bull-nose plane.

This classic plane oozes style, what a great look. Edward Preston were the masters of making some of the best looking iron plane designs.

There were two slightly different versions of this plane produced, one was with a black japanned finish the other with a Nickel-plated finish.

The black japanned model was made in two sizes: 5/8 inch wide and 1 1/8 inch wide. The Nickel-plated model was only made with a 1 1/8 inch wide version.



edward preston plane 1363

The plane was made with curves and grips to offer the user extra comfort and control.

The blade is held firmly in place with the use of the securing cap / lever cap. The cap locks the blade in place by locating the securing cap into the two notches in the plane body and then turning until tight the knurled securing wheel located on the underside of the securing cap.

The securing cap has the EP, two cherries logo symbol on the front as an advertisement of quality and to indicate who the plane was made by.

The 1363 plane was fitted with a shouldered bevel edge plane blade. The plane blade sits in the plane with the bevel edge face up. The original plane blade had ‘Edward Preston’ markings, usually ‘Preston, EP, Birm, Eng’.

This Edward Preston bullnose plane was the forerunner for the Record 076 plane design.

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Plane Construction

edward preston plane 1363

Body: cast iron

Lever cap: cast iron

Plane finish: nickel plating


Edward Preston 1363 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: best steel

Width (bottom): 29mm (1 1/8 inch)

Top Of Blade Shape: Snecked with rounded corners

Blade Markings: ‘Preston, EP, Birm, Eng’

Edward Preston 1363 Plane Markings

"EP" - found on the lever cap face within a two cherries symbol.


2.

Plane Construction

edward preston plane 1363

Body: cast iron

Lever cap: cast iron

Plane finish: black japanning


Edward Preston 1363 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: best steel

Width (bottom): 16mm (5/8 inch) or 29mm (1 1/8 inch)

Top Of Blade Shape: Snecked with rounded corners

Blade Markings: ‘Preston, EP, Birm, Eng’


edward preston plane 1363

Edward Preston 1363 Plane Markings

"EP" - found on the lever cap face within a two cherries symbol.

"Rd 372093" - found on one side towards the bottom (on some 1363's).


3.

Manufactured Dates

1900's - 1934

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