I won this plow on eBay a week ago. It arrived today. Check out the pics and tell me what you think.
This plane has several characteristics that I would expect to find on 18th century Pennsylvania planes. The wedge finial matches a Pennsylvania molder that I have. The zig-zag border with the initials is also a common feature of Pennsylvania planes. Yet another point is that the D. Fish is branded into the side. According to Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth Century America, this was a common practice for Southeastern Pennsylvania woodworkers.
So, does anyone have any information about the ZW mark? Do any of you have a D Fish plane?