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The company of Joh Weiss & Sohn was founded in
1820 in Vienna Austria and remained in the control
of the Weiss family until the late 1900's.
Many of these planes are listed in the Joh Weiss &
Sohn catalogue of 1909
Notes-- Austrian style wedge and body,   The pattern and method of
construction of the wedge and body of this plane indicate that it is a
product of Joh Weiss & Sohn. It does not have features that were
patented in 1910 or after. The blade is a replacement, it is marked
W&F and lion in circle.
Parts-breakdown of
Moving Fillister
Notes- This plane has the patented striker button and the markings are
all in ink. These are strong indications that this plane was made,
possibly, as late as the 1950's. It is marked with the Joh Weiss crest on
the top/forward of the body, also
No.25 on the rear. The blade is
marked Joh Weiss&Sohn Wien.
 
Moving Fillister-two
Fences (Stellfalzhobel)
 
 
 
Groove (stair builder or
dovetail) Saw
(Gratsage)
Note: This small saw is used to cut dovetails and stair step grooves. Both,
the bottom of the body and the depth-stop are sloped for cutting
angles. This saw also has a depth stop on one side.  This tool, also, is
quite new in that the markings on the adjustable depth-stop are in ink.
The circular company stamp is also an indication that it was made
approximately 1950 or later.
Horned Smoothing Plane
(Schropphobel)
 
Notes - There is not a Company crest on this plane but there is,
Joh Weiss&Sohn patent numbers on the front, patented striker
button on the rear, crest on blade, and over-all design to say that
it is made by Joh Weiss&Sohn Wien. Indications are that this
plane was made between 1910 and 1920. (Striker Button, round
knob at rear of body to be struck when loosening the wedge and
blade.)
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Screw arm plow plane
(Glasnuthobel)
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Joh Weiss &  Sohn
Collection

Various Tools