|Forum topic by toolmike||posted 07-28-2013 02:16 AM||2018 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-28-2013 02:16 AM
I recently bought a Shelton plane in an antique store in the Finger Lakes, NY.
Specs: 2” x 9”, No.04 smoothing plane, iron body, aluminum lever cap, hardwood handles.
It seems to be based on US Patent# 1,914,609, Filed Feb.19, 1932, received June 20, 1933. The patent shows a circular knurled knob, whereas this plane has the knob shown below. Both the plane body and the lever cap have “PAT PDG”. Actual planes made after the patent have lever caps made of steel. No other markings.
Has anyone ever encountered a Shelton plane like this? It seems like a pre-production/prototype plane.