The Davistown Museum
Center for the Study of Early Tools
Scattered throughout The Davistown Museum are tools by important manufacturers who are also the subject of
information files compiled by the museum. This is a listing of our holdings for:
J. C. Larrabee

Status Location
Historic Maritime II (1720-1800): The Second Colonial Dominion & the Early Republic
Woodworking: Planes Made in Maine
50402T2 Skew plane bio photo LPC MH
Wood, no blade, 13 1/4" long, 2 3/8" wide, signed "J. C. Larrabee" with owner's initials "C.J.S." over stamped on the mark, partially obscuring
Larrabee is an up-to-now unlisted Brunswick-area Maine planemaker. The plane is heavily chamfered with the offset handle and handle profile
characteristic of 18th century planes. This tool may predate the Waterman and Metcalf planes in the Museum collection. His working dates
are as yet unknown. This plane was formerly in the Bob Wheeler collection and is now loaned to the Museum by the current owner.

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