Edwin Hahn is one of the Wilkes-Barre PA plane makers. John Rumpf wrote an excellent book on the subject titled Plane Makers of Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Jacob Siegley, Edwin Hahn, Keystone Tool Works which includes Jacob Siegley, Edwin Hahn and the Keystone Tool Works, all seemingly working together.
Edwin Hahn is believed to make planes from 1902 – 1919
And some additional information came through an email from the Hahn family:
From: Joan McDonald <email removed>
Subject: Edwin Hahn
Edwin Hahn was my great great-grandfather. He was born 1/23/1848 and died 1/29/1924. He had 5 children: Thomas (my great-grandfather), Clinton, Robert, Alice (who married Hervey Pealer), and Lillian (who married Charles Reed). I saw your post saying his daughter may have married someone with the initials GAR, but I know that’s not the case. Also, GAR High School wasn’t built until 1925, the year after he died. Ironically, his granddaughter Minnie Hahn, great-granddaughter Carolyn Tippett Burke (my mother), and great great-granddaughter Carol Burke (my sister) all taught at GAR High School.
I’m guessing the initials were from the person who owned the plane or perhaps it was used at the high school. I have plane No. 2 if you would like me to send photos. I plan to donate to the larger Hahn family. They have reunions for all the descendants of Peter Phillip Hahn, who came over in 1774 (I think that’s the correct year).
I’ll look for a picture of Edwin. I may have one.
Edwin Hahn Planes
Edwin Hahn #6 restoration before and after.
And after the restoration. (you may have noticed the original post had the wrong pictures)
A Edwin Hahn #5
Rumpf makes 2 possibilities for the GAR in his book for Edwin Hahn Planes. One being G. A. R. Memorial Junior/Senior High School or George A. Rubelmann Hardware Co. Its possible Hahn’s daughter married Rubelmann and he sold Hahn’s planes.
A Edwin Hahn #9
A #6 Edwin Hahn Pattern Makers plane. It is unknown at this time if this is a user modified Hahn, or if Hahn himself made pattern makers planes. I have never seen another.
Thanks to Mike Te Velde for passing along that the thread count for his Hahn no 14 is 12/24.
Mike also made a new tote bolt from a nail.
If you have any information outside of the book, I’d be interested in hearing it.