Had some spare time today and decided to sort through a collection of Tool collecting books, and old tool catalogues, that I bought last year, ready to list for sale.
The attached photo, was being used as a bookmark, in Patented Transitional &Metallic Planes in America by Roger K Smith.
Probably the book's previous owner, was one of the pupils or maybe, even the Teacher?
Can you spot the Norris panel plane on one of the benches.
A top-end plane only to be used by the 'gifted' or well to do pupils, perhaps?
These old photographs of student workshops, gives us a good insight into how training in craft trades was achieved.
Great to see, in today's digital age, where physical handling of tools and materials seems to be forgotten.