Norris jointer

For the past 25 years I have owned and used this Norris jointer. I have a few Norris and Spiers planes and find every one a joy to use, highly dependable and solid tools. Plus they are beautiful, especially so for their patina from years of use.

This jointer is 22-1/2" long, rosewood infill into a dovetailed steel sole, with what I understand to be the earliest Norris adjuster. The adjuster knob gives a patent date of 1913. I replaced the original Norris iron which was well used with a new iron Karl Holtey made for me. It is of his special steel alloy, holds an edge wonderfully, and is thick and stable. There is no damage to the plane other than the usual small dings you would expect on a tool used for over 100 years, and a tiny bit of surface rust on the sole in one spot.

I do not know the value of this plane, but am glad to entertain offers.