Snipe Bills

These planes, used to start a moulding, were produced and sold in matching pairs so as to overcome grain direction.

The 1861 MARPLES Catalogue lists them as ‘Snipes Bill‘{singular}:

The 1873 Catalogue now gives them item numbers and changes the name to ‘Snipe Bills‘{pair} :

The 1897 listing, showing new Item numbers:

1909 shows another number change:

They are omitted from the 1921 Catalogue but re-appear in 1928 [below], but that was the last catalogue reference that I can find for Snipe Bills.

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