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268114 <gtgrouch@r...> 2019‑03‑14 Re: Oldest plane
There was only a year or so during which #4 1/2 Type 4 planes were made. 

If there is no number cast into the plane bottom, then it is a true Type 4 and
not merely a later plane with a replacement frog.

Wonderful find, even if is rough shape!

Gary Katsanis
Albion New York, USA

---- Ed Minch  wrote: 

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Fun find.  The front knob will be hard to find, but as a user, even a tall one
will do.

Ed

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 3:35 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/
> 
> ridden hard and put away wet!  The iron is tapered with an anvil logo
> splitting up the word TRADE   MARK
> 
> and there's a big chip out of one cheek, a missing front knob and the boss
> filled with dirt so crusted over  I'd assumed the threaded rod was broken
> off  and rusted in place. Mineral spirits and toothpicks cleaned it out.
> > https://w
ww.flickr.com/photos/10735775@N.../47310971252/
> 
> But with nothing more than a cursory cleaning and not touching the iron, it
> took shavings from pine,
> > https://w
ww.flickr.com/photos/10735775@N.../47310971102/
> 
> Telling me that this is a plane that wants to go back to work! $10 for the
> pile that included a Surform, welding gloves and a book on stone knives
> (the paleo archer guys will like that one)
> 
> Haven't been this excited about an old iron plane in long while.
> 
> -- 
> Michael
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