|Forum topic by CharlieM1958||posted 04-11-2012 02:24 AM||962 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-11-2012 02:24 AM
I picked up an old junker cheap on eBay, just because it intrigued me and looked like it might be pretty old.
I checked it against a couple of different type study websites, and it checks out as a Type 6 in every respect. My question is this: Both sites show that Type 6 planes were manufactured between from 1888-1892. They also show that these planes have the logo below on the iron:
I have always assumed this marking meant that the date of the patent application was April 19th, 1892. If this is the case, how could a plane made in 1888 have this marking? Am I misinterpreting the marking?
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"