A set of five brass violin maker's round sole planes with ebony and rosewood wedges by Thomas Wales & Sons of Sheffield.
Thomas Wales and Sons Ltd. Queen's Road, Sheffield.
A luthier is a craftsperson who builds or repairs string instruments that have a neck and a sound box. The word luthier is originally French and comes from the French word for lute. The term was originally used for makers of lutes, but it came to be used already in French for makers of most bowed and plucked stringed instruments such as members of the violin family, including violas, cellos, and double basses, and guitars.