|Forum topic by redmosquito1||posted 01-26-2014 06:56 AM||731 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-26-2014 06:56 AM
Hello all, looking for some help I.D.ing a red bodied #4 plane I got on ebay.
There is no names stamped on the plane body, frog, iron or lever cap. There are some numbers stamped on the underside of the lever cap though. No casting marks to identify the foundry typically found on my other stanley planes.
The No. 4 is stamped on the toe in front of the knob like stanley did. The frog looks like an early bailey frog, but it came with what I believe was a replacement alignment lever since it was hardley in there (removed with my hands, no tools)
The tote has 2 screws in it unlike my other #4s, similar to what my #5s have.
I’ll get pictures posted later on, I’m just curious if anyone knows off hand if any plane manufacturer used red japanning. Based on the rust it wasn’t a recent repaint, after a few days in my electrolysis tank almost all of the red came free except some stubborn spots; but it doesn’t look like it had black under it ever.
It’s an unkown to me, any help would be great.