|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 208 days ago||936 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
208 days ago
On Saturday, at a community Yard Sale, I found a really righteous Stanley #45, just about complete. The old-timer was rather uppity about the price…and I noticed the plane was lacking the screwdriver, but the d-shaped eccentric and slitter were there, as well as a long depth foot, and the complete box of 23 cutters. There were extra long rods, however! Oh, the price was $100. For one with a perfect nickel plating! It’s a type 20, which only means ‘Made in Canada’ and no further differentiating characteristics. Well, it’s now on the shelf with my other 45s…I’ll try it out and see what it will do.
and now for the “Whatizzit” part of the discussion. This elderly gent said he recalls buying it new, but acted surprised when I said these were manufactured until 1962. There is a chunk of steel, approximately 5 inches long, which he SWORE was part of the original kit when he bought it new. Here’s some pics:
Does anyone have idea what this piece is supposed to be? It is tapped for two 5/16 X 18 holes, and of course no corresponding bolts or holes in the skates. It’s a nicely machined piece of steel, tool steel maybe, but I’m flummoxed by this. What is it? Thanks for all thoughtful replies.
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