Two very different planes. A Shelton Block plane
Just a little on the rusty side. Another look?
Being steel instead of cast iron, yep, it do get a bit orange.
The second plane is a little bit bigger, though..
Looks like a new knob will have to be turned. A nice RED frog..
Seems to be alright. Big silver adjuster wheel.
Chrome everywhere. Blue paint around the Craftsman logo. Looks like i will have some fun with this clean up. Got out the tools, the belt sander, a drill with a couple wire wheels, and a “Dremel” from Harbor Freight. Got to working the steel plane over. Still a lot of rust, but a spray de-ruster will hit it tonight at my “Day job”.
Like I said, just a little rusty..
Cap iron has the number “10” stamped into it. Box around the top hole has SHELTON inside. Below the top hole is a stamped “PATENT PEND”, this is all the marks on the iron. I would polish the knobs a little better, but, I can’t get them off the plane. All three are stuck in their spots, either as a rivet, or keeper rings.
Now, about that BIG plane:
It may be a Number 4 size, but the base is a very thick casting. It maybe more like a #4H. Yep, it is a Craftsman. The handles are wood, not plastic. The frog cleaned up nicely, though..
Under the lever cap is just the letter “O”. Iron and chip breaker seemed to be chrome plated as well.
Base is all cleaned up, and flat. This is one heavy plane. The front porch has a sticker, right behind the knob..
Thinking this MIGHT be a Sargent made for Sears plane. Iron is stamped as a CRAFTSMAN MADE IN USA BL. Total cost of these two treasures? Just under $20
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