Does anyone know what type of plane this is?

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06-18-2012 08:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 22 inch plane identify 10 help question

I acquired this at an auction and I cannot identify it at all. The only marking it has is a 10. Can someone please help me?

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 08:19 PM

Dunno, but it sure looks cool.

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 08:26 PM

interessting plane … congrats with the score
looking forward to hear more about it :-)


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#3 posted 06-18-2012 08:36 PM

Whoa, I hope someone knows. Nice find.

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#4 posted 06-18-2012 08:59 PM

Whatever it is, that is a REALLY cool frog.

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#5 posted 06-18-2012 09:18 PM

That is interesting. Does the frog tilt to the sides for lateral adjustment?

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#6 posted 06-18-2012 10:27 PM

No, it only slides in and out.

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#7 posted 06-19-2012 12:31 PM

I have not seen anything like it.

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 11:39 PM

I read something to the effect that only a handful of “vintage” planes are real collectors items, i.e. worth thousands. The rest are just users in various stages of deterioration. I’m no expert, so take that with a grain of salt. But, I’ve looked at a lot of handplanes and tools on the internet over the past few years, and have never seen that lever cap and frog, not even close. So all those ebay buzzwords HTF, Rare, etc., may apply. Hope so for you anyways.

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#9 posted 06-20-2012 01:43 PM

Nib – I asked someone to take a look at your pics, this is what came back:

‘It’s a Chaplin’s Patent, sold by Tower & Lyon.
It’s a mid-production model, made between the earliest iron knob and tote models and the improved model.’

Sounds english, and gives you a place to research further!

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#10 posted 06-20-2012 02:10 PM

Might contact this guy -

he is one of the tool experts that evaluates things for Antiques road show.
Never met or talked to him, but he might be able to point you in the right direction at least??

You might also try some of the “vintage tool site/restoration and parts” type sites.

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