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Offline rustyric

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Brass and bronze plane unbranded
« 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.


Offline lptools

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Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
« Reply #1 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

Offline Yadda

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Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 06:35:58 PM »
Neat purchase.  Is the rear handle metal?
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline rustyric

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Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 11:12:18 PM »
Yes the rear handle is aluminium

Offline rustyric

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Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 03:47:25 AM »
Anymore thoughts ?

Offline Yadda

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Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 04:39:00 AM »
It may not be original or ergonomic, but I like the front knob.  Gives it character.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline Northwoods

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Re: Brass and bronze plane unbranded
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 04:23:37 PM »
A real beauty!
The ORIGINAL Northwoods.