I picked up this bench plane (after bargaining) for $10 at our local antique store. It has no makings. The iron has no markings. The unusual lever cap has no markings. It is 1/2 inch shorter then a Stanley 5 but has the same width. The knob is small, smaller then any I have seen. it measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter and is 1 13/16 inches high.
The iron is 2 inches wide (as expected).
Help me identify it. Here are some pictures.
Update March 6, 2016: Work, SWMBO, DWMBW and other projects got in the way. Finally git back to it this week end. The biggest obstacle was removing the knob bolt. I though I had the screw turning when it sheared off. But that tells more of the story. Apparently the original bolt had been replaced with 1/4-24 bolt machine screw and consequently the screw hole has been re-tapped. I will replace it with a new machine screw. I have all the parts cleaned up now I am waiting for paint and stain to dry. Spent a long time flattening the frog and lapping the sole. Longest I have ever spent on those operations. Pictures will follow later.
*Progress Photo March 7, 2016.
-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)