This week, in the final
installment of “Mathieson in March,” we will look at a few
planes made by the Mathieson firm. I will also discuss some
of the Mathieson maker marks, and the approximate period
during which these marks appeared.
Over the past several weeks, I have
introduced and discussed a great deal of the history of the
Mathieson Company. We have looked at tools made by John Manners,
the Stewarts, David Arthur, John McGlashan, and David Malloch.
Some of the Mathieson tools in my collection.
I have explained the relationship
between these makers and the Mathieson Company, all of whom
contributed to Mathieson’s success.
The plane shown below is a 17-inch
badger plane and is one of the earliest Mathieson planes I own.
The badger plane features a skewed
iron set to one side. It can be used as a large rebating plane
or simply as a skewed jack plane. This example features one of
Mathieson’s early marks, a script style stamp and it simply
This mark appears on tools made
from approximately 1822 until approximately 1850 and planes with
this mark are very rare.