|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 141 days ago||452 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
141 days ago
Ok… I got this #3 plane at a flea market, maker unknown. Heck, I’ve got PTAMPIA vol I & II, and a dozen other plane reference books. I thought I was invincible.
BUT… no dice on finding a comparable photo in any book!!! DonW suggested “Defiance” but I cannot find a picture to corroborate this. At the time of purchase I thought it to be a ‘Siegley’ but… no luck there, either.
Now, there’s lots of photos of planes taken from broadside, showing no detail of the lever cap itself. It’s unusual in that the surface inside the thick flat border has heavy vertical ‘bars’ instead of the usual stippled or cross-hatch pattern.
I’m a bit suspicious also, that this lever cap may have been slapped onto a Stanley-produced generic plane.
Does anybody have a comparable plane with this exact lever cap, and/or verifiable clues to who it was made by?
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