I often wonder.
Did people actually use these planes in 1800’s. To me they are works af art. Perhaps they were given to the people as a retirement gift ?
Are they a status symbol Once you have been doing excellent work for many years,you are entiltled to use one of these ornate planes ?
Or maybe “Stanley” just made them as another marketing gimmic.
Whatever the case, they are beautiful pieces and I WANT THEM ! (Not willing to pay thousands of dollars for one)
-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"