|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 01-10-2015 07:21 PM||1273 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
01-10-2015 07:21 PM
This just arrived, and I’m just thrilled!
A Stanley Liberty Bell #104, my first all-metal Liberty. I was intrigued by its snub-nose appearance, like as if somebody hacked off the ends, but no, this is what they’re supposed to look like.
This particular one is rumored to be a Type 1. It has the original round Stanley logo on the cutter, and an Oct 5, 1875 patent date impressed on the cheek. I’ll have to hit the books for verification.
As the proliferation of upscale ‘Boutique’ planes continues, us vintage guys are pushed into our own counterculture, or subculture, whichever it is. I got nothing against those showy brass L-Ns or Veritas planes, but I think I am ever more pleased by the acquisition of a truly rare item like this Liberty Bell.
It’s going straight to my glass showcase, but eventually I’ll take it out for a spin on my next ‘sharpening day’
Behold the classics!
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