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Forum topic by RogerDe posted 06-25-2014 07:20 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2014 07:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mystery antique plane

Just wondering if anyone on here could identify this mystery plane.

It’s about the size of a Stanley 4 1/2.

Looks a bit Sargent, Gage ish or even Leonard Bailey esque.

Thanks in advance,

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 07:26 PM

Try posting on the “hand plane of your dreams” thread if you don’t much of a response here. They have a lot of hand plane aficionados on that thread regularly.

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 07:28 PM

That’s a new one on me.

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 08:11 PM

It actually looks shop made to me,, but totally unlike anything I’ve seen before.

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 11:12 PM

Thanks, should have mentioned the rear handle looks like a replacement.

Can’t see any marks on the iron or cap but a tad rusty I’ve only tried gentle methods so far (oil and tooth brush).

Coin collectors suggest distilled water, takes ages but gentle, any suggestions ?

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 11:14 PM

That is some cool. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 11:44 PM

That is very cool. Maybe a brass brush and a little wd40 in the spots where a logo might be?

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