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268112 Kirk Eppler 2019‑03‑14 Re: Oldest plane
On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM Michael Suwczinsky 
wrote:

> At least the oldest I've ever found in the wild. A type 4 4 1/2 C plane, at
> least according to the type study flow chart. I'm assuming 1885 due to the
> lateral adjust lever,
>
> > https://w
ww.flickr.com/photos/10735775@N.../47363728021/
>
>
> and there's a big chip out of one cheek, a missing front knob and the boss
> filled with dirt so crusted over
>

Nice find.  Maybe Bill will give you the golf ball.

The only DAT listing for an anvil on a plane iron seems to be Riverside
Tools of NY, but that had their name in the anvil.  Others report only the
letters R T, which I think I see there, so maybe.  DAT has not dates on the
iron, but pre 1900 is the mantra, so even the replacement is old as all get
out.

I found an 1892 date for Riverside getting their trademark.


-- 
Kirk Eppler in HMB, dealing with skunk residual on the dogs today

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