*SOLD* Antique (Belfast Tech) Carpenter's Plane "1919" CrazyLamp
Celebrating its Centenary - this piece represents Rekindled Yard's ethos of reusing, recycling and recreating perfectly.
Marked "1919" this 100 year Mathieson & Son plane came from The Belfast Municipal Technical Institute - a wonderful collector item, with so much history!
Opened in 1907 - locally known as the ‘The Black Man Tech’, this college of technology was a state of the art facility for students in the early Twentieth Century. The college's name came from the original statue on the site; the first public statue in Belfast, which was erected in 1855 to commemorate Fredrick Richard, Earl of Belfast (his courtesy title as heir to the 3rd Marquis of Donegall). The statue was dark bronze and some say that it was later painted black due to
weathering making it look rather mottled. Soon the famous, listed building was known as ‘THE BLACK MAN’ and became one of Belfast's best loved rendezvous spots and noted landmarks in the City.
Wood worker's plane, converted to an electric lamp - new brass light fittings, antique bronze cable, rocker switch and fitted plug. Bulb fitting - standard bayonet. Dimensions: Length - 56cm/22in long, Width - 7.5cm/3in
(£70 inc delivery within uk)
bulb not included