Rockford R6 Plane?

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Forum topic by mramseyISU posted 12-31-2014 09:33 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2014 09:33 PM

I just picked up a Rockford R6 plane today in really good shape. I’d like to learn more about them. Are there any good resources out there where I can read up on it and possibly date it?

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 10:18 PM

its believed Rockford was a subsidiary of Marsh. They made planes fro 1915-24 in Rockford Illinois. (ref ptmpia vol2)

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 02:38 PM

I know next to nothing about Rockford planes in general, but that one looks to have all the right stuff. A solid cast wishbone adjuster, frog adjustment screw, etc. It does look like the tote was repaired once upon a time. Based on typical Stanley aging criteria (which may not apply, but gives me a guessing point), I’d say it’s easily pre-1930s.

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