Removed the wedge, iron and chip breakers. Brushed off accumulated dust and grime with a nylon brush then did an initial cleanup with turpentine. This revealed several things both irons were stamped and the fore end of each body was stamped.
The mouths seem very similar like both were from same manufacturer
Cleaning revealed some cracks in bases near the mouths
from 22” plane – I see a radius on the iron edge
The iron from the 22” plane says OHIO TOOLS – CAST STEEL WARR…
The fore end of 22” says J.BRACELIN – DAYTON.O
from 16” plane – this wedge is in much better shape
The 16” iron has a globe logo with OHIO in banner on the globe and MBUS OHIO on lower left perimeter of globe
Stamped on fore end of 16” – SCIOTO WORKS – 15
Found what looks like a match for the 16” on Ebay for $34.99 and info in the Old Tools Archive about the Ohio Tool Co. The article indicated they were made of beech between 1893 and 1920. This means that my dad likely bought them used or got them from his dad. The larger one may be a #27 Jointer costing $1.80 in 1910
I welcome any information or suggestions on what to do next. Plan to do another application of Turpentine to clean up wood further. Should I take a wire wheel to the irons? What is a strike button?
-- socrbent Ohio