|Forum topic by Don W||posted 03-31-2012 12:45 PM||1800 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-31-2012 12:45 PM
I purchased this Stanley #120 at an antique shop. I knew it was an early 120 by the star on the cap. The main reason I was drawn to it was I could see a hint of bronze. After some clean up and research I have concluded that it is the second iteration of the plane. The first had a turned applewood knob that slips into a cast socket. Mine has a threaded knob that was the second iteration. (resource is supertool.com)
It also has the grooved iron which was changed from a slotted iron on the very early models.
All of the examples I can find have a painted black top with no mention of bronze. Most seem to indicate they are metal when the paint is worn enough to see through. Anybody know why this cap would be bronze, or where I may find the answers?
Note, the knob shown is one that I had from a parts pane, its not original.
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