Edward Preston 1368 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Shoulder Planes
Manufacturer: Edward Preston
Plane Type: Shoulder Rebate
Model No: 1368
The Edward Preston shoulder rebate plane number 1368 is a stylish, iconic
looking plane with elaborately designed sides which incorporate the
Edward Preston Two Cherries EP logo.
The Preston 1368 has a cutter which spans the full width of the plane. The blade is secured in place with the use of a curvacious lever cap which locks in place with the use of a securing screw underneath the lever cap.
The depth at which the blade cuts can be adjusted using the fine adjustment adjuster wheel/screw at the rear of the plane. The cutter on these planes are bed on a low angle.
The Preston 1368 had a nickel plating finish.
The Edward Preston 1368 plane was sold in four different sizes:
The 1368 shoulder plane hasn't a model number marked on the plane, the
plane is however advertised with this number in the Edward Preston
trade catalogue(s). This number is probably more of a catalogue number
rather than the actual model number however this plane is sometimes
referred to using this number for a specific identification.
This plane can be seen today in different guises under different manufacturer names. Once Edward Preston ceased business the shoulder planes were taken over by the Record range of tools. The Record range of these tools were then taken over by the Clifton shoulder plane range.
"EP" (EP cherry trade mark)
- found towards the front on either side of the plane.
"E.Preston & Sons, Trade Mark, EP" (EP cherry trade mark) - This is located on a plate at the very front (nose) of the plane. This mark is not always present.
1900's - 1934
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