Once in a while, it takes some time to stumble onto the information to tie it together. What is it you say? Well sometimes it depend.
A few month ago I bought this plane because it was cheap, and it just looked cool.
More pictures and info here, http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/taber-plane-companynew-bedford-ma/
It took some time to stumble onto information that led what I had. It seems this was manufactured by the Taber Plane Co. in New Bedford Ma. in the late 1800’s. Information on the company is still being sought and seems a little scarce.
-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com