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Title: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: rustyric on June 10, 2018, 02:32:00 PM
A recent car boot sale (for u.s. readers read flea market), purchase can anyone ID this smoothing plane with a brass sole and I think bronze frog and cap.

(https://i.imgur.com/JWkaMsN.jpg)
Title: Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: lptools on June 10, 2018, 05:59:20 PM
Hello Rustyric. You may have a Calvert Stevens Smoothing Plane. The tote looks right, but the tall front knob may not be original. Photo from Tony Murland's Antique Tool Value Guide. Cheers, Lou
Title: Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: Yadda on June 10, 2018, 06:35:58 PM
Neat purchase.  Is the rear handle metal?
Title: Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: rustyric on June 10, 2018, 11:12:18 PM
Yes the rear handle is aluminium
Title: Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: rustyric on June 12, 2018, 03:47:25 AM
Anymore thoughts ?
Title: Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: Yadda on June 12, 2018, 04:39:00 AM
It may not be original or ergonomic, but I like the front knob.  Gives it character.
Title: Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: Northwoods on June 12, 2018, 04:23:37 PM
A real beauty!
Title: Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
Post by: bird on October 23, 2018, 12:07:50 AM
It may not be original or ergonomic, but I like the front knob.  Gives it character.

Handle doesn't look original, but I'm usually wrong